Baltimore mayor says police reforms to be implemented quickly
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks during a news conference in Baltimore, Maryland July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Reforms to the Baltimore Police Department recommended by the U.S. Justice Department will be implemented as quickly as possible, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said on Wednesday.

"Over the next few months, we will put in place a concrete plan for change and a new culture – for the good of the city, the Police Department and the people it protects," she said in a statement.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Will Dunham)