Office of Civil Rights

Community Town Hall in Harlem Park

Due to recent concerns and inquiries that we have received from the community regarding recent police activity in Harlem Park, we will be holding a Town Hall meeting to introduce the community to the new Civilian Review Board and explain the CRB process. 

Thursday, November 30th


Metropolitan United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall 

1121 W Lanvale St

Baltimore, MD 21217


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


Civilian Review Board Semi Annual Report


 The Civilian Review Board has recently released its semi-annual report for January 1 through June 31 of 2017.

Click here to read the report. 

To view past CRB annual reports, click here.


26th Annual Civil Rights Breakfast

We are so thankful to all who attended and participated in our 26th Annual Breakfast. We were so proud to partner with our sponsors to create such a special and successful event. Some highlight photos are below, with more to be added soon! 

Director Carter with Bank of America Sponsors Director Carter presents an award to our presenting sponsor, accepted on behalf of Bank of America by Janet S. Currie alongside Dr. Karsonya Whitehead.

 OCR Staff

The Office of Civil Rights Staff worked hard to make the breakfast a success! Pictured from left to right, Samantha Jeffrey, Andrea Williams, Robin Drummond, Evangula Brown, Director Jill P. Carter, Ginnea Morton, Khadriah Ward, Jill Muth, Michele Masters, and Sharita Thomas. Also in attendance from the CRB staff and contributing their hard work were John Wesley, Gregory  Logan, Larry Ennels, and Jesmond Riggins. 

CRC Swear  IN

Mayor Catherine Pugh swears in Community Relations Commissioners (from left to right) Dr. Phillip Farfel, Syeetah Hampton-El Esq., Rev. Dr. Todd Yeary, Dr. Karsonya Whitehead, A. Adar Ayira, Sarah Heaton, Stephanie Maddin-Smith Esq., and Adote Akwei. Also pictured, CRB Chair Bridal Pearson, Director Jill P. Carter, and FOX45's Kai Jackson. 

Director Carter

FOX45's Kai Jackson, Director Jill P. Carter, and BPD Deputy Commissioner Darryl DeSousa smile for a photo.