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Tag Archives: A. Dwight Pettit

4th Circuit revives civil lawsuit over Baltimore police training shooting (access required)

Portions of a lawsuit filed by a Baltimore police trainee who was shot in the head during a training exercise in 2013 were revived by a federal appellate court Thursday after the judges found evidence in the record to support ...

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4th Circuit to consider damages cap in police trainee shooting suit (access required)

A police trainee who lost an eye after being shot during a training exercise is challenging a federal judge’s ruling that he cannot receive more than $200,000 in damages under a state torts claim. Attorneys for Raymond Gray refused the ...

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Baltimore jury awards $70K to man for police assault (access required)

A Baltimore city jury Tuesday night awarded $70,000 to a community activist who alleged he was assaulted in his driveway by police. Abdul Salaam complained to the department after Officers Nicholas David Chapman and Jorge Omar Bernardez-Ruiz pulled him from ...

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Two suits claim excessive force by same police officers (access required)

Baltimore police are facing separate multimillion-dollar lawsuits by the family of a man who died after struggling with officers and by a community activist who alleges he was assaulted in his driveway by two of the same officers a few weeks earlier.

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Judge delays hearing until attorney for city is present (access required)

A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge noticed someone was missing from his courtroom Wednesday when attorneys for a teenager picked up and allegedly abandoned by police officers argued that the city had reneged on its agreement to pay the boy’s ...

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Former Ehrlich aide’s robocall trial begins (access required)

The trial of Paul E. Schurick, accused of trying to sabotage Gov. Martin O’Malley’s re-election last fall with robocalls, will be heard by a Baltimore judge whose wife received one of the controversial phone messages. “I have absolutely no concerns ...

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