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Author Archives: Brendan Kearney

Bealefeld: Training, leadership can cut settlement losses

Facing tough questions about the cost of police misconduct litigation at a Baltimore City Council budget hearing Tuesday afternoon, Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III suggested the department’s “unprecedented” and “unparalleled” training programs coupled with discipline for wayward officers is ...

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Baltimore paying the price for police mistakes

Payouts in police-related litigation cost the taxpayers of Baltimore more than $16.8 million from July 2004 through the beginning of March 2011, according to figures released to The Daily Record last week. In addition to citizen run-ins with police, the ...

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