Lawyer for Kavanaugh accuser to investigate Baltimore police

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former federal prosecutor who represented one of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers will investigate a corrupt unit of the Baltimore Police Department.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison announced Wednesday that he picked Michael Bromwich to oversee an independent review of the department’s Gun Trace Task Force.

Bromwich was the Justice Department’s inspector general from 1994 to 1999 and served as the nation’s top offshore drilling regulator after BP’s deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. He was an attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh denied the accusation.

Eight members of the Gun Trace Task Force have been convicted of corruption charges and sentenced to prison. The plainclothes squad resold stolen drugs, conducted robberies and falsified evidence.

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