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Baltimore, arrested protestors reach potential settlement, including policy reforms

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A group of protesters arrested at Artscape in 2016 reached a proposed settlement with Baltimore last week but the monitoring team and judge overseeing police reform under the federal consent decree will have the final say about the policy changes negotiated by the parties.

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Baltimore judge cites consent decree in weighing protesters’ lawsuit against police

In this March 31, 2016, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Officer Jordan Distance stands on a street corner during a foot patrol in Baltimore. Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being presented Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

A Baltimore judge tasked with determining whether to allow a lawsuit over the mass arrest of protesters at last year’s Artscape to go forward will consider the U.S. Department of Justice findings report and consent decree which describe police actions ...

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Baltimore police seek dismissal of lawsuit over arrest of protesters

In this March 31, 2016, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Officer Jordan Distance stands on a street corner during a foot patrol in Baltimore. Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being presented Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

The Baltimore Police Department is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed by protesters and bystanders who were arrested for walking on Interstate 83 last year, arguing the department cannot be sued for monetary damages and the plaintiffs are not entitled to injunctive relief. ...

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Groups oppose Baltimore mandatory 1-year gun sentences

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Community and labor groups are urging Baltimore officials to oppose a proposed mandatory one-year sentence for possession of an illegal handgun. They have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday in Baltimore. The groups include Communities United, Jews United for Justice, ...

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