Department of Justice: Baltimore cops “coerced sex in exchange for immunity from arrest”

Among the many damning findings within the Department of Justice report on the Baltimore Police Department is the revelation that some police officers allegedly coerced “members of a vulnerable population” into having sex, particularly those involved in sex work, in exchange for avoiding arrest, for cash, and even for narcotics.

“This conduct is not only criminal,” the report said, “it is an abuse of power.”

The report found that even though one officer had internal records with documented evidence of such conduct, no one — from BPD to the State’s Attorney’s Office — pursued criminal charges. Instead, he was allowed to resign (emphasis added):

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