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Full 4th Circuit hears challenge to Baltimore’s aerial surveillance

“Just because it's controversial doesn’t make it unconstitutional,” Andre M. Davis, shown in a 2017 photo, told the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday in defending Baltimore's aerial surveillance program. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Attorneys for a civil rights group and the Baltimore Police Department battled Monday at a federal appeals court over the constitutionality of BPD’s use of aerial surveillance to fight crime and whether the constitutional challenge ended when the pilot program ...

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Challenge to Baltimore’s aerial surveillance survives grounding, ACLU says

A screen shot of how the surveillance technology tracks an individual's movement via aerial cameras. (Submitted Photo)

A constitutional challenge to the Baltimore Police Department’s use of aerial surveillance to fight crime last year did not end when the pilot program was grounded in October, despite what the BPD says, the American Civil Liberties Union told a ...

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Davis, ex-judge, will defend Baltimore’s aerial surveillance

“The fact you’re a former judge gets you nothing special in the 4th Circuit,” says Andre Davis, shown in a 2020 photo. “If anything I think they are harder on the former judge” so as not to show favoritism, he added.
 (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals might hear a familiar voice as it considers whether the Baltimore Police Department’s use of aerial surveillance to fight crime in the city last year violated Baltimoreans’ constitutional protection against unreasonable searches ...

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Full 4th Circuit will hear challenge to Baltimore’s aerial surveillance program

A screen shot of how the surveillance technology tracks an individual's movement via aerial cameras. (Submitted Photo)

The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will consider whether the Baltimore Police Department’s use of aerial surveillance to fight crime in the city violated  Baltimoreans’ constitutional protection against unreasonable searches and their right to peacefully associate. The full ...

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4th Circuit upholds Baltimore’s aerial surveillance program

A screen shot of how the surveillance technology tracks an individual's movement via aerial cameras. (Submitted Photo)

A divided federal appeals court Thursday gave the Baltimore Police Department an all-clear regarding its use of aerial surveillance to fight crime in the city, rejecting arguments that the overflights violate Baltimoreans’ constitutional protection against unreasonable searches and their right ...

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4th Circuit denies expedited review of Baltimore surveillance ruling

A screen shot of how the surveillance technology tracks an individual's movement via aerial cameras. (Submitted Photo)

A federal appeals court has rejected a request from civil rights groups that it expedite its consideration of their constitutional challenge to the Baltimore Police Department’s use of aerial surveillance to fight crime in the city. Without comment, the 4th ...

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ACLU seeks expedited review of Baltimore aerial surveillance ruling

A screen shot of how the surveillance technology tracks an individual's movement via aerial cameras. (Submitted Photo)

Saying time is of the essence when the Constitution is at stake, civil rights groups are urging a federal appeals court to expedite consideration of whether the Baltimore Police Department’s use of aerial surveillance to fight crime in the city ...

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Federal judge OKs police use of aerial surveillance in Baltimore

The judge rejected the city’s argument that it should not be held liable because the officers were acting without the police department’s authorization. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

A federal judge on Friday gave the Baltimore Police Department an all-clear to begin using aerial surveillance to fight crime in the city, rejecting arguments that the overflights would violate Baltimoreans’ constitutional protection against unreasonable searches and their right to ...

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Baltimore police department: Aerial surveillance constitutional

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison discusses his plan for crime reduction at the Greater Baltimore Committee on Wednesday. (Submitted photo)

The Baltimore Police Department this week defended the constitutionality of its planned use of aerial surveillance of the city, citing BPD’s compelling need to fight violent crime and saying Baltimoreans have no “reasonable expectation of privacy” when walking in public. ...

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