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4th Circuit revives civil lawsuit over Baltimore police training shooting

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, housed at the Lewis F. Powell Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Richmond, xxx (U.S. General Services Administration)

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

A. Dwight Pettit, a lawyer for police trainee Raymond Gray, says it was encouraging the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals scheduled oral arguments in his client’s case because cases are increasingly being decided on briefs. Gray, who lost an eye after being shot during a training exercise, is challenging a lower-court ruling that he cannot receive more than $200,000 in damages under a state torts claim. (File photo)

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

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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Judge delays hearing until attorney for city is present

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

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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