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File #: 15-0247R    Version: 0 Name: Investigative Hearing - Mental Health Contracts
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Failed - End of Term
File created: 8/17/2015 In control: Judiciary and Legislative Investigations
On agenda: Final action: 12/5/2016
Enactment #:
Title: Investigative Hearing - Mental Health Contracts FOR the purpose of calling on the Department of Finance and the Baltimore City Police Department to appear before the City Council to discuss the City's contracts for mental health screenings and psychological services, the past and future costs of these screenings and services, and the oversight and management of these screenings and services.
Sponsors: President Young, Bill Henry, Sharon Green Middleton, Eric T. Costello, Warren Branch, Carl Stokes, James B. Kraft, Helen L. Holton, Mary Pat Clarke, William "Pete" Welch, Nick Mosby, Robert Curran, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Investigative Hearing, Mental Health Contracts
Attachments: 1. 15-0247R~1st Reader
* 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 Young



A RESOLUTION ENTITLED

A COUNCIL RESOLUTION concerning
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Investigative Hearing - Mental Health Contracts
FOR the purpose of calling on the Department of Finance and the Baltimore City Police Department to appear before the City Council to discuss the City's contracts for mental health screenings and psychological services, the past and future costs of these screenings and services, and the oversight and management of these screenings and services.
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The City of Baltimore has used a contractor through a sole-source contract since 2005 to provide evaluations of prospective police officers, counsel police officers involved in violent and traumatic incidents, and provide certain services for police officers dealing with problems such as alcoholism, anger management, domestic issues, and other issues.

On August 6, 2015, the Baltimore Sun published an article titled ?Provider of Mental Health Evaluations for Baltimore Police Under Investigation?. This article identified a number of alleged issues with the contractor, included that the contractor conducted evaluations for as few as fifteen minutes, rather than the hour required under its contract.

The August 6th article was followed by a second article on August 7, 2015, indicating the psychological services contractor was under investigation for its work in evaluating Officer Angeline Todman, who committed suicide after receiving s...

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