Baltimore Police practices racially bias

BALTIMORE (WCBD) — A justice department investigation of Baltimore Police has uncovered unconstitutional practices by the department.

According to a report, the practices led to to disproportionate rates of stops, searches and arrests of African-Americans.

One African-American man was reportedly stopped 30 times in five years without an arrest.

Investigators also found a pattern of excessive force — including against juveniles and people with mental health disabilities.

The DOJ monitored Baltimore’s policing methods for more than a year at the department’s request after the 20-15 police-custody death of Freddie Gray.

The report blamed “Systemic deficiencies” in training, policies, supervision and accountability.

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