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As state lawsuit draws to close, city pensioners’ federal case may resume (access required)

A federal judge reopened a case last week challenging aspects of Baltimore’s pension system for police and firefighters that had been stayed for more than two years while state litigation was pending. The plaintiffs, active and retired Baltimore first responders ...

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First trial in Gray case gives hints of prosecutors’ strategy (access required)

Baltimore police Officer William G. Porter was not present when Freddie Gray was arrested in April but might become the linchpin of the criminal trials of officers charged in connection with Gray’s death.

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Freddie Gray defendants seek dismissal of reckless endangerment charge (access required)

Attorneys for three of the police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray in April are seeking to have reckless endangerment charges dismissed because they claim failing to seatbelt a prisoner alone does not constitute a crime. ...

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Baltimore spending panel to consider $150K settlement for police shooting (access required)

The Baltimore Board of Estimates is scheduled to consider Wednesday a $150,000 settlement with a physically and mentally disabled man who allegedly was wielding a knife when he was allegedly shot by a city police officer in 2012. David Yim ...

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Baltimore judge dismisses wrongful death lawsuits over Select Lounge shooting (access required)

A Baltimore City Circuit judge has dismissed wrongful death actions against Baltimore police officers for a 2011 incident that killed two men, including a plainclothes officer, outside the Select Lounge. Judge Videtta A. Brown granted a motion for judgment of ...

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Baltimore police update policy on citizens’ right to record (access required)

"Citizens have a right to film us," Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said during a news conference at the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland.

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