The union representing Baltimore’s police officers posted an open letter on Twitter this afternoon where they say they “welcome” a Department of Justice investigation of the department’s practices, but with one tiny addition. They want the DOJ to expand its investigation and include Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake:

From the Baltimore Sun:

“In her sixth year in office, Mayor Rawlings-Blake is the leader of all city agencies, including the Baltimore Police Department, and we believe that her leadership of, and involvement in, the Police Department also deserves evaluation.”

Seems fair.

Reaction to the letter is mixed, to the say the least. Some examples:

Shouldn’t the mayor welcome the DOJ investigation of her office, as well as the city council, too?

Editor’s note: We’ve corrected a typo in the headline.



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