STATEMENT: Mayor Pugh's Statement on DOJ Police Consent Decree continuance request

City of Baltimore office of the mayor

Catherine E. Pugh

City of Baltimore

250 City Hall • Baltimore, Maryland 21202 • 410-396-3835 • Fax: 410-576-9425

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Anthony McCarthy


Mayor Pugh's Statement on DOJ Police

Consent Decree continuance request

"We learned late this evening that the Department of Justice has requested a continuance with the federal court regarding Baltmore's police consent decree.  We strongly oppose any delay in moving forward.  I, along with Police Commissioner Kevin Davis and the citizens of Baltimore, recognize that reforming our police department is long overdue. 


Much has been done to begin the process of building faith between the police department and the community it seeks to serve.  Any interruption in moving forward may have the effect of eroding the trust that we are working hard to establish." 



-Mayor Catherine E. Pugh

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