Access key documents regarding the monitoring plan, stay up-to-date, and learn about the current progress of reform.


Semi-Annual Reports and Other Court Submissions

Consent Decree Monitoing Team Second Semiannual Report (January 18, 2019)

Staffing Study prepared by the Baltimore Police Department (September 11, 2018)

Baltimore Police Department Monitoring Team First Semiannual Report (July 18, 2018)

The Community Oversight Task Force's Recommendations for Strengthening Police Accountability and Police-Community Relations in Baltimore City (June 29, 2018)

Notice of Approval of Technology Resources Study Under Paragraphs 268 and 270 of The Consent Decree (June 22, 2018)

            Baltimore Police Department Technology Resource Study 

Monitoring Plan

Approved Updated First-Year Monitoring Plan (September 14, 2018)

Court Order re: Monitoring Plan Modifications (May 16, 2018)

Approved First-Year Monitoring Plan (Feb. 16, 2018)

Collected Community Feedback on the Draft First-Year Plan

Court Memorandum re: Consent Decree Amendments per First-Year Monitoring Plan (Feb. 14, 2018)

Court Order re: Consent Decree Amendments per First-Year Monitoring Plan (Feb. 14, 2018)

Court Order re: Revised Monitoring Plan Timeline (Jan. 29, 2018)

Draft First-Year Monitoring Plan (Jan. 8, 2018)

Court Order re: Monitoring Plan Timeline (Dec. 13, 2017)

Monitoring Team's Recommendation re Monitoring Plan Development Timeline (Dec. 12, 2017)

Monitoring Budget

Approved First-Year Monitoring Budget (Feb. 16, 2018)

Collected Community Feedback on Draft First-Year Budget

First-Year Budget (Excel Format)

Press Releases

Consent Decree Monitoring Team Names Ray Kelly As New Lead Community Liaison (Jan. 2019)

Monitoring Team Announces Opening of Application Period for Research Team to Conduct Community Survey (Apr. 2018)

Baltimore Police Monitoring Team Holding First Community Forum on April 3 (Mar. 2018)

Monitoring Team Announces Schedule for Progress Reports to Judge James K. Bredar (Jan. 2018)

Monitoring Team Issues Draft First-Year Budget for Public Comment (Jan. 2018)

Monitoring Team Issues Draft Monitoring Plan for Public Comment (Jan. 2018)

Statement re: Events in Harlem Park (Nov. 2017)

Statement re: Community Input at Public Forums (Nov. 2017)

Statement re: First 90 Days of Consent Decree (Nov. 2017)

Basic Documents

Order of Judge James K. Bredar Approving Ken Thompson as Monitor and Monitoring Team (Oct. 2017)

Consent Decree

Department of Justice Investigation of the Baltimore City Police Department (Aug. 2017)

BPD Monitoring Team Brochure

Equipo de Monitoreo del Departmento de Policia de Baltimore Folleto

Monthly Statements

The Monitoring Team is committed to transparency with respect to the time and resources necessary to fulfill its duties for the Court under the Consent Decree.  All members of the Team have expressed a personal commitment to donating time to the project, and the overall budget is capped by the City and Department of Justice.  The Team's monthly statements, which are reviewed and approved by the Department of Justice, the City, and the Court, can be accessed here.