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Baltimore County Police Department

Jan 7, 2019

Police: Fleeing suspect hit, killed by officer’s cruiser

Baltimore County police say an officer has hit and killed a suspect fleeing a stolen car.

Feb 16, 2018

Family of woman slain in standoff with police seeks $42M

Lawyers of a woman killed by a Baltimore County police officer are seeking $42 million in damages.

Oct 11, 2017

Lawyer: Man jumped on hood of school bus to avoid being hit

PARKVILLE — A motorist accused of obstructing a school bus driver says through a lawyer he tried to stop the bus to complain a student passenger threw a bottle at his windshield, then was forced to jump on its hood when the bus began moving. Baltimore County Police arrested 68-year-old Leverne Doran on Thursday and […]

Oct 11, 2016

Korryn Gaines’ family amends wrongful death suit after reviewing investigation documents

The family of a woman fatally shot after a standoff with Baltimore County police in August filed an amended lawsuit Tuesday adding as defendants individual officers who were involved in the incident. Attorneys for the family of Korryn Gaines received documents from the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office investigation into Gaines’ shooting Friday evening and […]

Aug 5, 2016

Chief won’t identify officer who shot Korryn Gaines

TOWSON — Citing an “unprecedented number” of threats against his department, Baltimore County’s police chief says he will not identify the officer who fatally shot a woman after an hourslong standoff at her apartment. A department news release on Thursday says Jim Johnson also cited the recent killings of police officers in Dallas and Baton […]

Aug 2, 2016

Baltimore Co. police asked Facebook to suspend accounts during fatal standoff

During a standoff, police asked Facebook to suspend an armed woman’s social media accounts because people commenting on videos she was posting were encouraging her not to comply with officers, authorities said Tuesday. Korryn Gaines, 23, was shot to death Monday at her Randallstown apartment after a five-hour standoff with officers who were trying to […]

Jun 20, 2014

Auxiliary police loses arrest powers after Towson video incident

Matthew S. Betz, 44 and a 22-year volunteer with the Baltimore County Police Department, will be allowed to continue to perform administrative work for the department. His arrest powers were suspended immediately after the Feb. 23 incident.

Nov 25, 2013

Jury rejects damages in Taser death

A federal jury has found a Baltimore County police officer did not use unreasonable force in the arrest of a bipolar Middle River man, who died in 2007 after a Taser was used 10 times in an effort to subdue him.

Jul 17, 2011

4th Circuit affirms $225,000 jury verdict awarded to police officer

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a lower court’s refusal to grant a motion for remittitur to Baltimore County in a case involving an officer who was improperly forced to take a fit-for-duty test. In its unpublished opinion, the court affirmed that the county must pay William Blake, an officer with […]

Jun 3, 2011

DC officer charged in Maryland woman’s death

PALMER PARK — A District of Columbia police officer was charged Friday in the death of a woman whose body was found along with that of her 1-year-old daughter in what authorities are calling a case of domestic violence. Richmond Phillips was charged with one count of first-degree murder and was being held without bond, […]

Apr 3, 2011

End of an era for court reporters

The Baltimore County Circuit Court is quietly losing 237 years of courtroom experience. Its 14 court reporters learned last month the courthouse will convert entirely to digital recordings by the summer. The move was not a surprise to the court reporters, just its suddenness. “It hurt because of our relationships with the bench, the lawyers […]

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