The United States of America filed a complaint against the Police Department of Baltimore City and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore for declaratory and injunctive relief under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The City denies the allegations. A joint motion and memorandum filed by the parties requested that the Court enter a proposed Consent Decree addressing the claims set forth in the complaint.
The Court solicited public comments concerning the proposed Consent Decree. Please click here to see the comments received. Supplemental comments postmarked prior to the Court's deadline are available here.
On April 6, 2017, the Court held a Public Fairness Hearing and heard comments from members of the public on the proposed Consent Decree. Also on April 6, Community Churches for Community Development, Inc. and Ralph Moore, Jr., filed a motion to intervene in this proceeding.
On April 20, 2017, the parties approved and posted a Request for Applications (RFA) in relation to the process by which a Monitor will be selected. More information may be found here.