After Baltimore City Council seek crime plan in five days, police say it will take a few weeks – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore City Council leaders called on the police commissioner to share a crime plan at a budget hearing Friday evening, but the department said it didn’t expect to finalize a plan for a few weeks.

Council President Brandon Scott and Budget Committee Chairman Eric Costello made the request in a letter to Commissioner Michael Harrison on Monday.

“This is critically urgent,” they wrote. “As summer is upon us, Baltimore City can ill afford a police department that lacks a strategic approach to combating violent crime.”

In an interview early Monday, Scott said he doesn’t know if the department already has a written plan.

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