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Commissioner's Response to ACLU

Commissioner's Response to ACLU

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BALTIMORE POLICE DEPARTMENT

MEDIA RELATIONS SECTION
Anthony W. Batts POLICE COMMISSIONER

Commissioner’s Response to ACLU Letter
Baltimore, MD., Novem er !", !"#$ % Poli&e Commissioner Batts is in stron' a'reement (ith the &on&erns raise) y the ACL* in their letter )ate) Novem er +, !"#$. As note) in their letter, Commissioner Batts initiate) a )ialo',e (ith the ACL* to )evelo- a stron' (or.in' relationshi- et(een the t(o or'ani/ations. This is as a res,lt o0 his lon' stan)in' &on&erns re'ar)in' the )ata &olle&tion metho)s em-loye) y the BPD. This has een an iss,e 0or more than hal0 a )e&a)e an) is a -ressin' &on&ern 0or the a'en&y. The BPD is re1,ire) to maintain these re&or)s 0or 'oo) reason, an) sin&e the arrival o0 Commissioner Batts lon' nee)e) re0orms are ein' instit,te) thro,'ho,t the or'ani/ation. Those re0orms in&l,)e the (ay that a'en&y 'athers, -ro&esses, an) stores )ata. To helim-lement these re0orms Commissioner Batts has as.e) oth the ACL*, an) the NAACP, to e a&tive -artners in hel-in' move the Baltimore Poli&e De-artment 0or(ar). The a--ro2imate #!$,""" &iti/en en&o,nters in !"#! &om-rise) o0 +!,""" -e)estrian sto-s an) 3#,""" vehi&le sto-s are re0le&tive o0 the overall e00ort to re),&e violent &rime an) hel- to &reate a sa0er Baltimore. Anyone nee)in' more in0ormation &onta&t Me)ia Relations at 4#"5$675!"#!
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