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Baltimore, US reach consent decree over policing

Updated Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 | 8:25 a.m.

BALTIMORE (AP) — A spokesman for Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says the city and the U.S. Justice Department have reached an agreement on a consent decree that will require the city reform its police department.

Anthony McCarthy said Wednesday that the negotiations are done but the deal has not yet been signed.

Justice Department began an investigation of the police department's patterns and practices after the death in 2015 of a 25-year-old black man, Freddie Gray. He was fatally injured in the back of a police van. Six police officers were charged in his arrest and death, but there were no convictions.