BALTIMORE 2017: Consent Decree Monitor Information

  • Under the terms of theCity of Baltimore Consent Decree, an Independent Monitor will be appointed by the Court in order to assist the Court in determining when the terms of the Consent Decree have been implemented.  The Monitor team will include individuals with expertise in policing, civil rights, monitoring, data analysis, project management, and related areas, as well as local experience and expertise with the diverse communities of Baltimore.  The Monitor is charged to assess and report on whether the requirements of the Consent Decree have been implemented and to actively provide Technical Assistance to the City and the BPD in order to achieve compliance.
  • Applications for the role of Independent Monitor were received from 26 applicant teams.
  • The City of Baltimore, Baltimore Police Department, and the Department of Justice have selected teams to interview for the position of Independent Monitor of the Consent Decree.


  • The City, BPD and DOJ have jointly selected six applicant teams to interview for the role of Independent Monitor (in alphabetical order):
  • CNA
  • DLA Piper
  • Exiger
  • Power Consulting Group
  • Susan Burke
  • Venable


  • After interviews conclude, the Parties will identify finalist teams. The finalists will be invited to two 4public forums where they will respond to questions and concerns from the Baltimore community.



  • Two community forums are scheduled for members of the public to hear from the teams and ask the team questions. The forums will take place at the following locations from 6:00-8:00 p.m.: 
    • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in the Fine Arts Auditorium, at the Baltimore City Community College Liberty Campus, 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215;
    • and Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in the Student Center – Ballroom C at Morgan State University, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251.


  • The forum will also be televised live through the City’s CharmTV Channel 25 and via the website –
  • Members of the public are encouraged to continue participating in the selection process
    • Members of the public may submit questions for the finalist teams to answer during the public forums via email to Questions must be received by August 13th.


  • The City of Baltimore, Baltimore Police Department, and the Department of Justice will continue to take public comments and feedback via the same email address through August 23rd .
  • After reviewing the public comments, the City of Baltimore, the Baltimore Police Department and the Department of Justice will recommend team(s) to the Court the week of August 21st.


  • For more information concerning the selection process, please visit the City of Baltimore’s Consent Decree website –

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