The Baltimore City Council unanimously approved the appointment of former New Orleans Superintendent Michael Harrison Monday, after a series of meetings with the community prior to the vote. (Courtesy of Baltimore Police Department)

Harrison Unanimously Confirmed: ‘A Path to Reform’

THE AFRO — The official confirmation of a new police commissioner marks a watershed moment for a city that has been without a permanent top cop for almost a year. […read more]

“Saturday Night Live,” the NBC comedy institution took aim at the Baltimore Police Department with a skit called, “Thirsty Cops.” (Screengrab)

SNL Spoofs Baltimore Police

THE AFRO — A series of Baltimore Police Department (BPD) scandals since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody and the subsequent uprising, have garnered national headlines. But, over the weekend the negative national commentary on Baltimore police misconduct reached a new level. […read more]