The Monitoring Team is making a draft of the second year plan available for formal community feedback. We want to hear from as many voices as possible during the comment period.

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draft Second-year monitoring Plan

Achieving transformational change in a large police department does not happen overnight. As the Consent Decree envisions, it takes time, and it requires adherence to a rigorous, methodical reform process. The Second-Year Monitoring Plan will be the blueprint for the second year of that process. It will provide a clear, detailed, structured framework for the steps that BPD and the City must take between February 2019 and February 2020 to move toward the goal of full and effective compliance with the Consent Decree.

The Monitoring Team, BPD, the City and DOJ seek to obtain the community’s feedback on the draft of the Second Year Monitoring Plan. The Monitoring Team would like to know whether community members and police officers believe the draft reflects the correct priorities based on both the requirements of the Consent Decree and the progress BPD has made in the first year of monitoring. All members of the community are invited to share their views.


The public comment period will run from December 21, 2018 through January 24, 2019. Comments can be submitted in one of three ways: 

  • By completing a survey online at this link, public comment surveyThis is the preferred method;

  • By submitting a letter electronically to the Monitoring Team’s email address,;

  • 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

    Comments on the Second-Year Monitoring Plan also will be sought at each of these upcoming events:

  • A community forum hosted by BPD’s Consent Decree Implementation Unit at Morgan State University on Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 9:00 – 12:00 a.m.

  • A Facebook Live session hosted by the Monitoring Team on its Facebook page ( on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

  • A community forum hosted by the Monitoring Team on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Edgewood Lyndhurst Recreation Center, 835 Allendale Street, in Baltimore.