09 Jun More than two dozen teams apply to serve as monitor of Baltimore Police consent decree

More than two dozen teams applied to serve as the independent monitor overseeing police reforms in Baltimore under the consent decree between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice, according to a list obtained Friday by The Baltimore Sun.

It includes top law and consulting firms from across the country, as well as former prosecutors, judges and elected officials. It also includes some well-known names in Maryland.

The consent decree, reached in the waning days of the Obama administration and approved by a federal judge in April, mandates sweeping reforms to the city’s police department and allocates up to $1.475 million per year to pay for a monitoring team. Applications for the contract were due Thursday.