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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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Baltimore tees up key appellate issues on GTTF liability

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018 file photo, a patch depicting the Baltimore Police Department seal is seen on Interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle's uniform as he speaks at a news conference in Baltimore. The city has been casting for its fourth police leader in a year while the flailing department faces pressure to bring down violent crime levels that are among the nation's worst. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

State and federal appellate courts will grapple this year with key questions about Baltimore’s liability for the widespread misconduct of its police department’s corrupt Gun Trace Task Force — and attorneys representing the officers’ victims are paying attention. The city contends that ...

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Baltimore’s lawyer: No more limits on speech in police settlements

City Solicitor Andre Davis xxxxx (File Photo)

Citizens who have settled cases with Baltimore over alleged police misconduct are free to speak about their experiences regardless of any clause in their settlement agreement that restricts their speech, the city’s attorney said Wednesday. Baltimore City Solicitor Andre M. ...

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Frosh, Davis focus on government response to opioid crisis

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said the Maryland Court of Appeals’ erroneous ruling struck down a state agency’s valid determination that a convicted human trafficker must register because his victim was a child. (File photo)

As more and more jurisdictions file lawsuits against drug manufacturers for their role in the opioid crisis, officials at a conference in Baltimore on Thursday stressed that a multifaceted approach was needed to target opioid addiction in Maryland and across ...

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