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.