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Alfred Chestnut hugs his mother Sarah after his release on Nov. 25, 2019, in Baltimore. Chestnut was one of three men incarcerated for 36 years in Maryland who were exonerated in the slaying of a Baltimore teenager after a review of their case. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Jun 23, 2022

‘Win-at-all-costs’ Chicago law firm reaps $7.3M defending Baltimore cops in wrongful convictions

The Chicago-based law firm handling wrongful conviction lawsuits for Baltimore has built a niche business — and a reputation for its aggressive, even ruthless approach.

“For all of the attention that’s paid to the risk to judges and others in criminal cases, it’s so important to remind everybody that it is these emotional-laden cases involving families and children (that pose the most danger,” says Andre M. Davis, a retired federal and Maryland state judge. (The Daily Record/File Photo)
Mar 30, 2022

Law clerks’ journal articles should not mention judge, Md. ethics panel says

Judges may permit their law clerks to submit law journal articles for publication so long as the author’s affiliation with the jurist goes unmentioned in the submission, the Maryland Judicial Ethics Committee stated in a published opinion this month. The panel said the silence is necessary to ensure the clerk’s legal views are not presumed […]

Mar 10, 2020

Part 2: Davis reflects on police reform, GTTF saga, public disputes

Second of 2 parts In the fall of 2017, Andre M. Davis was excited to join the team responsible for shaping police reform in Baltimore under a newly signed federal consent decree, but the process — though making strides — was marred by setbacks and scandal. Davis agreed to become Baltimore’s city solicitor in January of […]

Jan 2, 2020

Law Department official backs city’s anti-gag order measure

Outside Baltimore City Hall on New Year’s Day, advocates, city officials and mayoral candidates took turns reading accounts of police brutality from victims who requested anonymity out of fear that they would lose settlement money by breaking nondisparagement agreements with the city. Speaking to more than 40 advocates and victims of police brutality, Deputy City […]

Sep 23, 2019

Baltimore judge to rule on scope of employment in GTTF case

The city and the family of a man who was victimized by the corrupt Gun Trace Task Force are asking a Baltimore judge to rule on whether the Baltimore police officers were acting within the scope of their employment at the time of the victim’s false arrest. The officers must be indemnified by the city if they […]

May 28, 2019

Baltimore Mayor Young to oversee city’s civil rights office

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young ordered the Office of Civil Rights separated from the Law Department.

May 15, 2019

8 days after cyberattack, Baltimore’s network still hobbled

More than a week after a cyberattack hobbled Baltimore's computer network, city officials said Wednesday they can't predict when its overall system will be up and running and continued to give only the broadest outlines of the problem.

May 13, 2019

No ethics investigation pursued against Baltimore attorney

BALTIMORE  — The agency that investigates alleged attorney misconduct has cleared a private attorney hired to sue the city of Baltimore last year over confidentiality agreements. The Baltimore Sun reports the Maryland Office of Bar Counsel said it won’t pursue an investigation of an ethics complaint against Salisbury-based attorney Robin Cockey. City Solicitor Andre Davis has said [&hel[...]

May 1, 2019

Davis: Accusation that city attorneys cut deal with BGE ‘offensive’

City Solicitor Andre Davis strenuously defended Baltimore attorneys Wednesday against activists’ accusations that they had cut a deal with Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. over the franchise value of a natural gas pipeline through the city’s Leakin Park. Davis objected to comments critical of city attorneys’ handling of negotiations with BGE to establish the franchise […]

Nov 9, 2018

Baltimore mayor appoints new head of civil rights office

The mayor of Baltimore has appointed a Georgetown University administrator to lead the city's Office of Civil Rights.

Oct 25, 2018

Baltimore mayor won’t ‘be rushed’ into naming police leader

Baltimore's mayor says she's making no guarantee that she'll name a police commissioner nominee before October's end.

Sep 11, 2018

City consents to dismissal of FOP from lawsuit over indemnifying GTTF officers

Baltimore consented to the dismissal of the local police union Monday from a lawsuit seeking a ruling on whether the city must indemnify former Gun Trace Task Force officers in cases against them.

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