Author Archives: Brendan Kearney

Baltimore Board of Estimates approves 3 settlements

On the same day last week The Daily Record reported the details behind a previously confidential $200,000 mistaken arrest settlement, the Baltimore Board of Estimates approved another $195,000 in settlements related to police incidents. Unlike the long-secret case of Yakov ...

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Updates on the secret Shapiro settlement

While Baltimore City Solicitor George A. Nilson and Steven Kupferberg, the attorney for mistakenly arrested violinist Yakov Shapiro, still differ as to the origin of the confidentiality of their settlement, allow me to offer a few updates related to the ...

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City denies seeking secrecy; plaintiff’s lawyer claims proof

Watch video of Mayor Rawlings-Blake’s response Related coverage Settlement terms revealed in wrongful arrest case City solicitor defends confidential settlement Audio recording from Yakov Shapiro’s initial bail hearing Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she, like the city’s top lawyer, has ...

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Bernstein names Elizabeth Embry, George Hazel to leadership posts

Baltimore City State’s Attorney-elect Gregg Bernstein has named two relatively young lawyers to “key leadership positions” in his administration, his first public hires since edging out longtime incumbent Patricia C. Jessamy in September’s primary election. George Hazel was a federal ...

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