Baltimore police department

Judge James K. Bredar ruled Friday for a consent decree allowing the overhauling of the Baltimore Police Department after a scathing 2016 Department of Justice report revealed officers operated with racial bias and used excessive force disproportionately on African Americans.

A museum will also go alongside the memorial to trace the country's history from slavery to present day. The structure is slated to open in April 2017.

Authorities say they were forced to fire at Gaines after she pointed her gun at them, threatening to kill. Officers, whose names have not been released, fired one shot, missing Gaines. She then fired back twice in retaliation, and was fatally struck by three bullets.

T.J. Smith, a department spokesperson, told NBC News a motive was unavailable at the time of reporting. The names of the responding officers and the suspect were not made public.

We opened the phone lines to get Baltimore's reaction and the first person who called in was a black Baltimore police officer...

On April 12, 2015, Gray, 25, was arrested and died a week later from complications relating to a spinal cord injury after riding in the back of a police van.

The Baltimore Police Department is back in the news after a home video went viral.

The highest court in the state of Maryland ordered Thursday that the trials for officers involved in the Freddie Gray case be delayed after agreeing to hear appeals from five of the six officers in the matter, reports The Baltimore Sun . In a case already comprised of several moving parts, the order from the court […]

VIA RadioOne Baltimore There is more trouble in Baltimore’s law enforcement community. Already reeling from last month’s major corruption scandal that involved some of the…