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ACLU appeals dismissal of lawsuit over Baltimore police settlement confidentiality clauses

The plaintiffs challenging Baltimore’s policy of including non-disparagement clauses in police misconduct settlements are appealing a federal judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis ruled last month the clauses do not violate free-speech and free-press rights, ...

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ACLU seeks body camera footage from police working Suiter scene

The ACLU of Maryland is requesting body camera footage from officers working the perimeter during the cordon of the Baltimore neighborhood where a police detective was fatally shot last month. The Baltimore Police Department “restricted pedestrian and vehicle access to ...

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Claims remain pending in ACLU lawsuit over Baltimore police settlements

The federal case challenging Baltimore’s practice of including non-disparagement clauses in police misconduct settlements was reopened last week after it was determined only one of the two plaintiffs’ claims were dismissed. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz issued a one-page ...

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Baltimore judge keeps PIA suit against Salisbury alive, transfers case to Eastern Shore

A Baltimore city judge denied a motion to dismiss a Maryland Public Information Act lawsuit against Salisbury on Friday but granted the city’s request to transfer the matter to Wicomico County Circuit Court. Judge Charles H. Dorsey said citizens in ...

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Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over Baltimore police settlement ‘gag order’ clauses

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging Baltimore city’s practice of including non-disparagement clauses in police misconduct settlement agreements is unconstitutional.

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Legal Aid to settle lawsuit with Montgomery Co. over no-trespass order

Maryland Legal Aid and Montgomery County are preparing to settle a federal lawsuit over a no-trespass order issued by county police to Legal Aid employees who attempted to visit migrant farmworkers at a local farm, according to court filings. The ...

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