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Justice Department Statement on Baltimore Mayor's Request for a Pattern or Practice Investigation into the Baltimore Police Department

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

Justice Department spokesperson Dena Iverson released the following statement Wednesday following the request from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for a pattern or practice investigation into the Baltimore Police Department.

“The Attorney General has received Mayor Rawlings-Blake’s request for a Civil Rights Division 'pattern or practice' investigation into the Baltimore Police Department.  The Attorney General is actively considering that option in light of what she heard from law enforcement, city officials, and community, faith and youth leaders in Baltimore yesterday.”

Updated May 6, 2015

Press Release Number: 15-560