COMMENT PERIOD FOR FINALIZED DRAFTS OF NEW BPD POLICIES
After considering the community’s initial feedback, as well as guidance from the Monitoring Team and the Department of Justice, BPD has finalized draft policies in a number of areas. The community now has an opportunity to provide input and feedback on all of these draft policies before they are completed and implemented. BPD, DOJ and the Monitoring Team are presently taking public comments on final draft policies in the following areas: sexual assault investigations, and stops, searches and arrests. You can provide your feedback and input on draft policies in each of these areas below. Comments can be submitted in one of three ways:
By completing an online questionnaire
By mailing a letter to the Monitoring Team at the following address: BPD Monitoring Team; c/o Kenneth Thompson; Venable LLP; 750 East Pratt Street, Suite 900; Baltimore, MD 21202; or
By hand-delivering a letter to the Monitoring Team’s office at 7 E. Redwood Street, 6th Floor, in Baltimore
The preferred method is the online questionnaire. Links to the online questionnaire in each area are included below.
Complaint intake and classification process
BPD’s draft policy on complaint intake and classification processes Policy 306, is intended to guide BPD to openly and readily receive all Complaints of Misconduct reported by civilians and BPD members through several different avenues, to properly classify allegations, to monitor the status of all Complaints, and to fully, fairly, and efficiently investigate these Complaints. You can provide your comments on Policy 306 through November 30, 2018 with this online questionnaire .