By: Kevin Rector
Source: Baltimore Sun
Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said she and many others in the civil rights community “had hoped that we would have had a conclusion one way or the other” in the Gray and Garner cases by the time Lynch departed, “but at the same time we are waiting very soberly, because we understand that the standard in the federal civil rights cases is a high standard.”
Ifill said what she is “happy about is that the findings about systemic, unconstitutional policing in Baltimore were handled as expeditiously as possible, and have resulted in a consent decree that is now in the hands of the court.”
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