Baltimore police union suggests fixes after DOJ report
BALTIMORE – The Baltimore police union has release a list of recommendations for reforms after a scathing Department of Justice report found officers have used excessive force, performed unwarranted arrests and systematically discriminated against African Americans.
The police union's recommendations, released Thursday, include overhauling training curriculum, clarifying policies and procedures, and streamlining use of force standards for all units across the department.
The union is also asking for more supervisors, and increased training for them prior to rank promotions, and requesting the creation of a new rank between officer and sergeant. Officers also want better technology, and say involuntary overtime work should be eliminated.
The DOJ report, issued in August, outlined discriminatory practices in the department and mandated sweeping reforms.