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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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Plaintiffs challenging Baltimore police settlement gags claim violations of First Amendment

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Plaintiffs in an ACLU of Maryland lawsuit challenging Baltimore’s practice of including non-disparagement clauses in police misconduct settlements responded to the city’s motion seeking dismissal of the suit Friday, accusing the defendants of systemically violating the First Amendment through their ...

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Baltimore state’s attorney, public defender spar over response to police body camera video

‘She walked on the edge, but I am going to give her the benefit of the doubt,’ one criminal defense lawyer says of Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby, seen at a press conference earlier this month, pursuing charges against six police officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. But another lawyer says Officer Edward Nero’s acquittal shows Mosby ‘is a prosecutor who is bent on promoting herself rather than the city.’ (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby on Thursday defended her office’s response to controversial police body-camera footage as prosecutors, defense lawyers and legal observers continued to assess the fallout from a video that appears to show an officer planting ...

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