Baltimore set to renew contract with predictive policing group, citing violence declines in targeted areas

Baltimore’s spending board on Wednesday will consider a police department request to extend a program that uses “predictive policing” models to target gun violence on the east and west sides of the city.

The police department is asking the Board of Estimates to approve $635,000 to extend for another year a contract with Strategic Focus LLC, a company led by Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Sean Malinowski.