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ACLU of Md. files suits challenging confidentiality clauses in police settlements

(The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

The practices of prohibiting plaintiffs in police misconduct lawsuits from speaking critically of police as a condition of receiving settlements and otherwise shielding records of the agreements are being challenged in two lawsuits. The cases, announced Thursday by the ACLU ...

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Police settle suit claiming racially motivated stop

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a $55,000 settlement with a Philadelphia man who claimed state troopers stopped him three times in two months because he is black and then pursued trumped-up charges that cost him 20 days in jail after he filed a Public Information Act request for details of the traffic stops.

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