Author Archives: Heather Cobun

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 jury awards $75K to man sprayed with tear gas by police during Freddie Gray unrest


A Baltimore jury awarded $75,000 on Wednesday to a man who was sprayed with tear gas at close range and tackled by police during the 2015 civil unrest following the death of Freddie Gray. Larry Lomax filed an excessive force lawsuit ...

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4th Circuit hears arguments on Md.’s drug price-gouging law

A law scheduled to go into effect next month would prohibit a manufacturer or wholesale distributor from engaging in price gouging in the sale of an essential off-patent or generic drug and gives the Maryland attorney general the power to order the manufacturer to submit a statement explaining the reasons behind a significant price increase. (Deposit Photos)

Attorneys for an industry group opposed to Maryland’s generic drug price-gouging law told judges in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday that a lower-court judge improperly dismissed a portion of their challenge alleging the law attempts to ...

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Baltimore grand jury indicts officer involved in controversial body camera incident

This still from body camera footage captured by Officer Richard Pinheiro in January shows him holding a bag with drugs he found inside a can in a vacant Baltimore lot - a can Pinheiro himself apparently planted based on body camera footage seconds earlier.

A Baltimore city grand jury has indicted a police officer on charges of tampering with or fabricating evidence and misconduct in office based on body worn camera footage that surfaced last year appearing to show him placing drugs on the ground then ...

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Prince George’s Co. files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III. (The Daily Record/Jason Whong)

Prince George’s County on Wednesday joined the growing list of jurisdictions in Maryland suing opioid manufacturers. “The scourge of this health crisis is affecting Prince Georgians countywide,” Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III said in a statement. “Families ...

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Former Baltimore Co. superintendent Dance indicted on 4 counts of perjury

Dallas Dance in front of the Baltimore County Public Schools headquarters. (File)

A Baltimore County grand jury indicted former superintendent S. Dallas Dance on Tuesday for allegedly not reporting on financial disclosure statements more than $140,000 in income he received from companies working with the county school system. Dance was charged with four counts ...

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Retired DNR police officer claims captain caused firing from civilian job

(JanPietruszka / Depositphotos.com)

A retired Maryland Natural Resources Police officer has filed suit against the department, alleging he was fired from his civilian employee position in retaliation for exercising his First Amendment rights. Norris Paul Carey Jr., who retired from MNRP in 2013 ...

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