26 Jan 2023 – The man, Sayfullo Saipov, 34, said after his arrest that he was inspired to carry out the attack by Islamic State videos that he watched on his phone and that he chose a truck to inflict maximum …
“Under the consent decree, the city and BPD will implement comprehensive reforms to end the legacy of Baltimore’s ‘zero tolerance’ policing,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division. “In its place, BPD will empower its officers to engage in proactive, community-oriented policing. And given our experiences in many other cities, I firmly believe that when focused, measurable and detailed reforms are implemented effectively, they restore community trust and advance officer and public safety.”
This investigation was conducted by the Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section with the assistance of law enforcement professionals pursuant to the pattern or practice provision of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. Since 2009, the Special Litigation Section has opened 25 investigations into law enforcement agencies. The section is enforcing 20 agreements with law enforcement agencies, including 15 consent decrees and one post-judgment order.
Senate confirms Vanita Gupta for No. 3 spot at [Biden’s] Justice Department in narrow vote Gupta said she does not support defunding the police despite testifying in favor of cutting police budgets in 2020.
Gupta oversaw federal investigations of the Baltimore Police Department.
“Our [consent decrees]… I think, really do serve as blueprints for communities around the country…” Vanita Gupta head of Obama’s Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice until January 20, 2017