Baltimore Approves $200,000 Police Van Safety Budget

Baltimore Approves $200,000 Police Van Safety Budget

Board of Estimates voted Wednesday to authorize funds for new compartments in 23 vehicles.

by #teamEBONY, January 14, 2016

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Baltimore Approves $200,000 Police Van Safety Budget

The Baltimore police van Freddie Gray was transported in the day of his arrest and injury is moved to the Courthouse East garage prior to being shown

Baltimore officials have approved spending $200,000 for equipment meant to improve the safety of police department vans for the city.

The issue of safety while being transported in police vans gained significant attention after 25-year-old Freddie Gray died while being transported by six Baltimore police officers.



According to officials, the new design will create more space in the vehicle. It will also allow law enforcement officials to access seats from the side of the van and adds bumpers on seats to keep prisoners from sliding. The new design will also provide straps prisoners can hang onto while handcuffed.

Read more at Associated Press.





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