Henderson has increased the oversight authority of a court-appointed monitor. Jordan now must consult with the monitor before making important department decisions such as promoting and disciplining officers, and changing policing policy and tactics.
In an interview last month, Batts said the court monitor was counterproductive. "I had to call the monitor twice a week, and I had to ask permission and he had to say, 'OK' " before moves could be made, Batts said. "Crime does not wait."
"I do think we had progress there," he said when asked about Oakland during his introduction at Baltimore City Hall in August.