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Md. top court to revisit damages in police-shooting death

In a case that could greatly raise the liability stakes for cities and counties across Maryland, the state’s highest court will decide how much Prince George’s County owes the family of a man who was killed by a police officer: the $11.5 million a jury awarded, or the $400,000 the judge ultimately ordered.

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City to settle two excessive force lawsuits

The Baltimore Board of Estimates is scheduled Wednesday to approve a total of $110,000 in settlements for two cases where police officers were alleged to have used excessive force — one in which a drunk driver suffered a broken jaw, the other a claim of assault by a school police officer against a special-needs student during an arrest.

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