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Justice Faults Baltimore Police for Pattern of Illegal Stops and Arrests

The U.S. Department of Justice says the police department in the eastern city of Baltimore, Maryland shows a pattern of illegal stops, searches, arrests and use of excessive force, particularly against the city's African-American population. "We find that BPD's practices perpetuate and fuel a multitude of issues rooted in poverty and race, focusing law enforcement actions on low-income, minority communities in a manner that is often unnecessary and unproductive," the...

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