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  • Reforming Baltimore police will be expensive, costly

    Months before Freddie Gray died of the broken neck he suffered during what Baltimore's top prosecutor called an illegal arrest, the city's mayor and police commissioner said the department needed reform and asked the Justice Department for help reviewing officer misconduct.
  • Root causes of violence must be addressed

    Last week, six Baltimore City policemen were charged with a number of crimes in the death of Freddie Gray. The indictments ranged from misconduct in office and false imprisonment to "second-degree depraved-heart murder," a more serious charge than...

    Experts: Convictions will be tough to win in Baltimore case

    Baltimore's top prosecutor acted swiftly in charging six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a grave spinal injury as he was arrested and put into a police transport van, handcuffed and without a seat belt. But getting a jury to convict...

    Most L.A. residents believe riots unlikely to recur, poll finds

    Most L.A. residents believe riots unlikely to recur, poll finds
    To Rodney King's now-famous question, "Can we all get along?" Los Angeles residents increasingly answer something like: "Probably. Sort of." According to recent surveys by Loyola Marymount University, most Los Angeles residents say that the kind of...

    To win convictions, prosecutors must get inside heads of Baltimore officers

    To win convictions, prosecutors must get inside heads of Baltimore officers
    Prosecutors seeking to convict six Baltimore officers in the death of a young black man severely injured while in police custody will focus not on what the officers did but on what they allegedly failed to do: provide medical attention to 25-year-old...