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Baltimore prosecutors to dismiss 34 cases in wake of controversial body camera video

(The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said Friday her office is in the process of dismissing 34 cases in which officers who appear in a controversial body camera video are material witnesses. “We are dismissing those cases which rely exclusively ...

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Baltimore spending panel to vote on $80K police settlement

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The Baltimore City Board of Estimates is set to approve an $80,000 settlement Wednesday with a woman claimed she was pulled from her vehicle and arrested after recording officers on her cellphone. Christen Brown was parked in front of a laundromat ...

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Baltimore considering 6 teams for police reforms monitor

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Six teams are vying to become an independent monitor over police reforms in Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun reports that the six teams were chosen as finalists from a list of more than two dozen applicants for the job. The team selected will ...

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Volume of body camera footage can mean overlooked evidence

11-21-14 BALTIMORE, MD- Officer Alfie G. Acol, with the Laurel Police Department, seen here with the AXON Flex, head mounted-point of view video recording system, which he has been using for 6 months, at the Laurel Police Station. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

The apparent failure of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office to flag a body camera video that allegedly showed an officer manipulating the footage highlights the downside to having hours of recordings of arrests as the cameras become more prevalent: ...

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Baltimore state’s attorney, public defender spar over response to police body camera video

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby. (File photo)

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby on Thursday defended her office’s response to controversial police body-camera footage as prosecutors, defense lawyers and legal observers continued to assess the fallout from a video that appears to show an officer planting ...

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Baltimore prosecutors drop some cases involving officer accused of planting evidence

This still from body camera footage captured by Officer Richard Pinheiro in January shows him holding a bag with drugs he found inside a can in a vacant Baltimore lot - a can Pinheiro himself apparently planted based on body camera footage seconds earlier.

Baltimore city prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed some of the cases involving an officer apparently caught on his own body camera planting drugs that resulted in a criminal arrest as the public defender’s office asked for an accounting of more than ...

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ACLU of Md. files suits challenging confidentiality clauses in police settlements

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The practices of prohibiting plaintiffs in police misconduct lawsuits from speaking critically of police as a condition of receiving settlements and otherwise shielding records of the agreements are being challenged in two lawsuits. The cases, announced Thursday by the ACLU ...

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Baltimore spending panel set to approve $220K excessive force settlement

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The Baltimore Board of Estimates is set to approve Wednesday a $220,000 settlement with a woman who claimed police used excessive force after she stopped her car to film officers arresting someone else. Makia Smith’s case went to trial in ...

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