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ACLU appeals dismissal of lawsuit over Baltimore police settlement confidentiality clauses

In this March 31, 2016, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Officer Jordan Distance stands on a street corner during a foot patrol in Baltimore. Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being presented Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

The plaintiffs challenging Baltimore’s policy of including non-disparagement clauses in police misconduct settlements are appealing a federal judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis ruled last month the clauses do not violate free-speech and free-press rights, ...

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Baltimore judge keeps PIA suit against Salisbury alive, transfers case to Eastern Shore

The ACLU of Maryland and the Real News Network have alleged the City of Salisbury failed to disclose information about the resolution of lawsuits alleging police misconduct brought by Salisbury University students. City officials said they did not possess documents about the litigation. (File photo)

A Baltimore city judge denied a motion to dismiss a Maryland Public Information Act lawsuit against Salisbury on Friday but granted the city’s request to transfer the matter to Wicomico County Circuit Court. Judge Charles H. Dorsey said citizens in ...

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