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Heather Cobun is the trial courts reporter at The Daily Record. Got news? Call her at (443) 524-8191. Follow her on Twitter: @hcobun.

Baltimore, state seek dismissal from lawsuit over GTTF-related fatal crash

In this October 2016 photo released by the Baltimore police, officers, Det. Evodio Hendrix, Det. Marcus Taylor, Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, Det. Jemell Rayam, Det. Maurice Ward, from left, are seen in Baltimore. Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys are set to make their closing arguments Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in the trial of two Baltimore detectives, Marcus Taylor and Daniel Hersl, fighting racketeering and robbery charges. The case involves one of the worst U.S. police corruption scandals in recent memory. (Baltimore Police Department/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Baltimore and the state are asking a federal judge to dismiss them from a lawsuit over a fatal car chase initiated by members of the Gun Trace Task Force because state and federal law prohibit the claims against them.

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City consents to dismissal of FOP from lawsuit over indemnifying GTTF officers

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Baltimore consented to the dismissal of the local police union Monday from a lawsuit seeking a ruling on whether the city must indemnify former Gun Trace Task Force officers in cases against them.

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Plaintiffs in Baltimore jail litigation prepare motion alleging lack of compliance

Two men are seen silhouetted behind the screen of their jail cell at the Baltimore City Detention Center. State officials say budget cuts to the public safety department will not permanently eliminate positions, but the union representing corrections employees is skeptical. (File photo)

The plaintiffs in ongoing litigation over conditions at the Baltimore City Detention Center will file a motion later this month to extend a 2016 settlement agreement beyond its original four years due to the state’s alleged lack of substantial compliance with a ...

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