Office of Civil Rights

Independent Monitor First Year Plan

The Baltimore Consent Decree Independent Monitor has published their draft first year plan and will be accepting public comment until January 29th. You can review the plan at:

The public comment period will run for three weeks, from today, January 8, 2018, through January 29, 2018. Comments can be submitted in one of three ways:

(1) By completing a survey online on the Monitoring Team’s website, This is the preferred method;

(2) By visiting the Monitoring Team’s office at 6 Redwood Street in Baltimore and completing the survey in person; or

(3) 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.”

The final proposed plan will be submitted to the court for review on February 5th. 

Civilian Review Board January Meeting Update

Our next Civilian Review Board meeting on January 18th at 6PM will take place at the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs, Liberal Arts and Policy Building, Suite 111 on 10 W. Preston Street, Baltimore MD 21201. For questions, please call 410-396-3151. 

Preliminary Report for the Community Oversight Task Force

The staff of the Civilian Review Board has produced a preliminary report for the COTF detailing a number of legislative recommendations, as well as and addendum listing short term policy recommendations. A more detailed report will follow in the coming months. Please find the report below.  

PDF iconCOTF Preliminary Report and Addendum.pdf