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File #: 19-0171R    Version: 0 Name: Gun Trace Task Force - Getting to the Bottom of the Corruption
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 10/7/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 10/7/2019
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Title: Gun Trace Task Force - Getting to the Bottom of the Corruption For the purpose of calling on the Baltimore Police Department to convene an investigation, conducted by a trusted and independent entity outside of the Department, in order to fully delve into how the Gun Trace Task Force was permitted to operate in such a reckless and corrupt manner and inviting the Baltimore Police Department to come before the City Council to discuss that investigation's findings.
Sponsors: President Brandon M. Scott, Ryan Dorsey, Kristerfer Burnett, John T. Bullock, Zeke Cohen, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Bill Henry, Shannon Sneed, Sharon Green Middleton, Danielle McCray, Mary Pat Clarke, Robert Stokes, Sr., Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer
Indexes: Corruption, Gun Trace Task Force
Attachments: 1. 19-0171R~1st Reader, 2. Complete Bill File 19-0171R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: President Scott
A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Gun Trace Task Force - Getting to the Bottom of the Corruption
For the purpose of calling on the Baltimore Police Department to convene an investigation, conducted by a trusted and independent entity outside of the Department, in order to fully delve into how the Gun Trace Task Force was permitted to operate in such a reckless and corrupt manner and inviting the Baltimore Police Department to come before the City Council to discuss that investigation's findings.
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It is not hyperbole to state that the convictions of the Baltimore City police officers associated with the Gun Trace Task Force have done immeasurable damage to the Department’s reputation and have stretched the confidence and trust that our communities have in the Department to its outer limits. Moreover, we recently learned that approximately 800 criminal cases have been tainted by these officers and may have to be thrown out or overturned. Indeed, this corruption was exposed all while the Department is under a federal consent decree to align and reform its policing practices to constitutional norms and standards.

Yet despite the damage that those lawless individuals have wrought on our City and despite the setbacks they have placed in making in-roads of confidence with our communities, the Baltimore City Police Commissioner testified before the State Commission to Restore Trust in Policing several weeks ago that ...

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