Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison

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Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison says his department has implemented a new use-of-force policy.

Harrison said Tuesday that reducing and resolving conflict is a main component of the policy, which went into effect Sunday.

The commissioner said the new policy focuses on 11 areas, including deescalation, use-of-force investigations, police batons, and emergency vehicle operation and pursuit.

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