Baltimore Police Officers On 12-Hour Shifts As Violence Increases

Baltimore’s police commissioner is now requiring all officers to be on 12-hour shifts as violence increases in the city.

The police department announced the plan after the city experienced episodes of violence that started Monday evening and continued over into Tuesday, leaving six dead and a total of 12 people shot, WJZ reported.

“Quite frankly it pisses off the community, it angers us, it frustrates us,” Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said of the violence in Baltimore.

The commissioner said the new requirement would be in effect through the weekend at a minimum, and patrol officers, detectives, and administrative officers are all required to patrol the streets for 12-hour shifts effective immediately.

He added that he believes the violence stems from drugs, guns, and gangs.

Baltimore’s increasing murder rate has posed a problem for the city.

The Baltimore Sun reported that “one out of every 2,000 [Baltimore] residents was killed in 2016,” a total of 318 people. The paper added that the year before, in 2015, the city recorded 344 homicides in the city’s deadliest year on record.

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  1. mindy1

    Wall it off, get the good people out, let the scum kill each other.

  2. Eric

    You’re apiece of SHIT!!!

  3. Brian Nicholson

    This is what happens when the Mayor and other politicians buckle to the criminal element and hamstring the Police. They got what they wanted. Happy now?

  4. LegalBeagle

    How can anyone be surprised? After the not merely frivolous, but knowingly malicious prosecutions of the officers in the death of Freddie Gray (tort suit would likely win, but criminal prosecution, that’s obvious misconduct and it is to be hoped that Mosby is disbarred), what incentive is there for BPD officers to actually do their jobs? I’ll be a chunk of cash that the victims of these crimes are themselves overwhelmingly of the most disadvantaged of the city’s residents, but the fear of being accused of misconduct by the usual collection of apologists for the criminally feral and complete failure of executive staff cowards at BPD to stand up means that de-policing occurs.

    • ahaz

      Frivolous? Everyone with common sense knows those cops gave Gray a rough ride.

      • LegalBeagle

        No, “everyone” believed it, but only because of Mosby’s deliberate misconduct. She lied about the case law to claim that there was no basis for the initial contact and then arrest; she deliberately concealed potentially exculpatory evidence, and pressured investigators to file false affidavits and lie on the stand to get convictions. Even defense attorneys in the area did guest editorials about her dishonest efforts to prosecute the cops, including arguing in this case, and this case only, that clearly controlling SCOTUS case law did not apply while her office argued in many other cases that it did.

        The judge was an experienced prosecutor who used to prosecute LE misconduct allegations, and he not only did not convict, but took Mosby and her office to task with vigor. She has at least one known pending bar complaint that should result in disbarment, and has not been successful in her efforts to fight the malicious prosecution suit filed against her by … 5 of the 6 officers, IIRC. The burdens a plaintiff has to overcome in such a case are staggering, yet they have done so to this point. She is not of my tribe.

        Just because a collection of unqualified lay people believed something doesn’t make it true.

        • ahaz

          Mosby screwed these prosecutions up royally. There’s nothing to concede. Feel better? And regarding the complaint by the snowflake officers who should be thanking the system for absolving them for the murder of a prisoner, their filing is not expected.

          • LegalBeagle

            She did not just screw up. She LIED about the law and facts, and concealed potentially exculpatory evidence. The cops did not do the Bar complaint – a LAW PROFESSOR did. That’s unusual, in many ways. The fact that the malicious prosecution civil claim has been allowed to go forward even to this point is amazing, as the defenses (mostly immunities) are very strong. Even if that was my area of the law, and it isn’t, not matter how repugnant I find her conduct, I would not have been interested in pursuing that case, as I would have not expected success.

            They did not murder a prisoner. At worst, it was negligent. I was taught about seat belting prisoners in my academy in 1989. One of the things Mosby concealed was Gray’s history of false claims of injuries in which the acts of others were alleged to be the source, when he did it himself. In addition, the other prisoner not only was not injured but his statements were not consistent with Mosby’s assertions.

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