The 2015 Riots in Baltimore

  • Garth den Heyer


This chapter examines the Baltimore Police Department’s response to the demonstrations and riots in Baltimore, Maryland in April 2015 and the problems that arose from a lack of leadership and direction. The chapter will provide the background and context in which the riots occurred and outlines a chronology of the April 2015 events. It also discusses the police response in detail and provides a critique of the response under 11 headings which relate to the weaknesses in the Baltimore Police Department’s response. The final section of the chapter discusses the weaknesses within an operational context.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Garth den Heyer
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  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityPhoenixUSA

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