Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a broad review of police agency agreements, including those that address abuses, as in Baltimore


Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a sweeping review of federal agreements with thousands of law enforcement agencies, as lawyers for the Justice Department went to court on Monday to seek a 90-day delay in a consent decree to overhaul Baltimore’s troubled Police Department.
Mr. Sessions announced the review, which will include an examination of all federal police-related programs, in a memorandum to his department dated March 31. The examination, which reflects President Trump’s emphasis on law and order and reducing violent crime, could lead to a further retreat on consent decrees nationwide.
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