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City opposes paying full settlement to woman who sued over ‘gag orders’

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Despite public assurances that the city will no longer impose or enforce clauses restricting speech in police misconduct settlement agreements, Baltimore is arguing that it should not have to pay the woman whose federal lawsuit prompted the policy change. Ashley ...

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As council weighs ‘gag order’ ban, city asks for rehearing on ruling

Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott. (File Photo)

The day after two Baltimore City Council members introduced a bill to ban “gag orders” in police settlement agreements, the city’s lawyer filed a petition to reverse an appellate opinion that found such orders unconstitutional. Council President Brandon M. Scott and ...

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Anton Black’s backers allege open-meetings violation by Greensboro leaders

Anton Black. Black's heart condition and mental illness were significant factors in his "sudden cardiac death" during a struggle with law enforcement officers on Maryland's Eastern Shore, according to an autopsy report. cessive force on the 19-year-old before his Sept. 15 death in Caroline County. (LaToya Holley via AP)

A group seeking answers in the police-involved death of a 19-year-old Greensboro man has accused the Caroline County town’s leaders of illegally changing the rules of council meetings to stifle uncomfortable questions at public sessions. The Coalition for Justice for ...

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Ballot initiative group seeks review of JHU police force referendum question

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A ballot initiative group formed to oppose the creation of a private police force for Johns Hopkins University is asking a judge to review the preliminary decision by the State Board of Elections that the issue cannot be subject to ...

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Pocomoke City to enter consent decree in lawsuit over racial discrimination

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The Pocomoke City Police Department will partially resolve ongoing litigation over race discrimination with a consent decree, the ACLU of Maryland announced Thursday. A federal judge is expected to enter judgment against the city on claims of discrimination and retaliation ...

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ACLU, LDF, parents ask court to reopen Baltimore school funding case

Baltimore City College, a public high school in the city. (Hope Keller)

A group of parents and civil rights groups is petitioning to reopen a historic case concerning funding for Baltimore City Public Schools, the ACLU of Maryland announced Thursday. The lawsuit, Bradford v. State of Maryland, led to the creation of the Thornton ...

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Montgomery County sheriff revises immigrant detention policy after complaints

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The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has revised an immigrant detention policy after pressure from civil rights groups last month who called it unconstitutional. The ACLU of Maryland, CASA and other advocates sent the department a letter in December demanding it ...

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State, nonprofits try to revive fair housing advocate group

Odette Ramos, Executive Director of Maryland Community Development Network speaks in 2016.  (The Daily Record/ Maximilian Franz).

A coalition of nonprofits backed by the state is hoping to revive Maryland's only federally designated fair housing advocate, which closed suddenly in August.

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