Tag: Baltimore Police Department
While grassroots activists have made progress on the aforementioned fronts, the demand to defund police remains stubbornly out of reach—for now.
“Prosecuting criminals who work in police agencies is essential both to protect our communities and to support the many honorable officers whose reputations they unfairly tarnish.”
Pinheiro’s attorney claims “this is just another overreach."
Police officials have refused to disclose the identities of the officers allegedly depicted planting drugs in the second video.
Within the past six years, the city of Baltimore has paid more than $13 million to settle lawsuits alleging police misconduct.
If convicted, the seven officers face up to 20 years in federal prison.
Brian Rice, Edward Nero, and Garret Miller were cleared of all charges earlier this year, but remain on administrative duty pending an internal review for their role in Gray’s death.