BALTIMORE (AP) — Protesters disrupted a public hearing on Johns Hopkins University’s proposed police force, prompting officials to move the event to an online-only format. News outlets report that students took over the stage Thursday night to protest the creation of a private armed police force. The meeting was the first in a series meant for the community to give feedback on a draft memorandum of understanding between the university and Baltimore Police. The document details how the university would create a force to patrol its campuses. Critics, including students, faculty and the community, have questioned how the police force will be held accountable.
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