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Editorial: Secrecy is not an option

Who’s telling the truth? The City of Baltimore says Yakov Shapiro demanded secrecy as a condition of settling his wrongful-arrest lawsuit for $200,000. Shapiro’s lawyer says the city insisted on a “gag order,” and provided copies of correspondence that seem ...

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Police chief Bealefeld pushed for details on misconduct settlements

Baltimore City Councilman James B. Kraft has asked Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III for a response to a series of recent articles in The Daily Record about the cost of settling lawsuits alleging police misconduct. The Southeast Baltimore Democrat’s ...

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Baltimore Board of Estimates approves 3 settlements

On the same day last week The Daily Record reported the details behind a previously confidential $200,000 mistaken arrest settlement, the Baltimore Board of Estimates approved another $195,000 in settlements related to police incidents. Unlike the long-secret case of Yakov ...

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Attorney retells case of accused violin teacher’s mistaken identity

When Yakov Shapiro was mistaken by Baltimore police for a Rabbi accused of inappropriately touching two young boys, the Russian refugee's life was changed forever. Shapiro's lawyer, Steven Kupferberg, retells the story of how his client came to be arrested and the lawsuit that followed.

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Ex-Flex Squad officers’ suit dismissed

Four former members of the disbanded Southwestern District Flex Squad have lost their $40 million federal lawsuit alleging that police department leaders violated their constitutional and civil rights by suspending them from active duty. The officers also alleged that internal ...

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