Editorial: Can peer intervention change Baltimore’s police culture?

The problems of the Baltimore Police Department are well known. They began well before the fatal injury to Freddie Gray in 2015 and clearly continue through today. The arrest of Sgt. James Lloyd last week, on charges he kidnapped and extorted a contractor who performed unsatisfactory work at his house, is just the latest in a string of disturbing incidents involving a relative handful of city officers allegedly abusing their power and violating citizen rights — whether by fabricating evidence; robbing drug dealers; making vindictive arrests or using excessive force. (Balt Sun)

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