Justice Department Registers ‘Grave Concerns’ With Baltimore Consent Decree

The U.S. Department of Justice has “grave concerns” about its proposed police reform agreeement with the city of Baltimore, its attorney told a federal judge on Thursday.

John Gore, deputy assistant attorney general in the federal agency’s Civil Rights Division, said officials there are no longer sure the consent decree — reached in the waning days of the Obama administration — supports public safety, citing recent increases in city crime.


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