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Judge rules Baltimore pension changes breached contract with police, fire retirees

Changes Baltimore city made to the retirement plan for police and fire employees “retrospectively diminished” their benefits and constitute a breach of contract, a city judge has ruled. The 2010 revisions to the Fire and Police Employees’ Retirement System of ...

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Third body camera ‘reenactment’ reported to Baltimore prosecutors this month

The Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office announced another round of dropped charges Monday after police self-reported a questionable body-worn camera incident in early August. The most recent video was reported to prosecutors Aug. 2 as “a reenactment of the seizure ...

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Baltimore spending board to settle two false arrest lawsuits

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates is scheduled to approve Wednesday settlements totaling $150,000 in two cases where plaintiffs alleged they were arrested and held based on limited or conflicting evidence before charges were eventually dropped. In a case settling ...

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Baltimore to settle lawsuit filed by woman injured by police horse

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates is scheduled to approve a $50,000 settlement Wednesday with a woman whose foot was crushed by a police horse in 2013. Crystal Oats was leaving the Paparazzi Nightclub in April 2013 after celebrating a friend’s ...

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Baltimore city approves $60K settlement for man who accused officer of chokehold


The Baltimore Board of Estimates approved a $60,000 settlement Wednesday with a man who accused city police of placing him in a chokehold and detaining him without cause in 2014. Albert Smith filed suit in Baltimore City Circuit Court last ...

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Stay lifted in Baltimore police internal affairs records dispute

Court of Appeals

The Court of Special Appeals has lifted a temporary stay requested by a Baltimore police sergeant of a criminal trial after finding the officer does not have standing to ask the court to review the circuit court’s decision allowing him to be questioned ...

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Spending panel to approve Baltimore police consent decree

The City of Baltimore and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached an agreement on a consent decree that would lead to reforms of the Baltimore Police Department. City officials announced Wednesday afternoon the Board of Estimates will hold a ...

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Congressional delegation seeks update on DOJ consent decree

Baltimore’s congressional delegation has sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General inquiring into the status of the Department of Justice consent decree negotiations with the city, citing growing concern from the community about the delayed agreement. A consent decree ...

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Baltimore’s ‘leading ladies’ talk work balance, sexism, confidence

Dr. Sonja Santelises recalled practicing for a high school debate with her father and that the particularly challenging argument she was trying to build wasn’t working. Overwhelmed, Santelises teared up a bit. How her father responded has stuck the Baltimore ...

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Baltimore panel to mull $145K settlement in fatal police shooting

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates is set to vote Wednesday on a $145,000 settlement with the family of a man fatally shot by police in 2012. The wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of George B. Wells III was settled ...

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