BALTIMORE — The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is asking for a more diverse monitoring team to oversee an agreement to overhaul Baltimore’s troubled police department.

The Baltimore Sun reports the legal organization expressed concern that nine members of the proposed team that will oversee changes mandated under a consent decree are either current or former law enforcement officials.

The consent decree was the result of a Justice Department report outlining widespread abuse and misconduct in the Baltimore Police Department.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, along with the police department and DOJ, submitted a joint recommendation of team members last week. A federal judge still must approve them.

Information from: The Baltimore Sun,

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