Judge upholds confidentiality clause in Baltimore police brutality cases

Baltimore’s practice of barring alleged victims in police brutality cases from disparaging officers as a condition of settlement agreements does not violate the accusers’ constitutional free-speech rights so long as they knowingly and voluntarily signed the accords, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Similarly, U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis ruled, the confidentiality clause in brutality settlements ...

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