Tag Archives: Baltimore Police Department

Plaintiffs in GTTF suit seek to strike police department filing

This undated file photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows Wayne Jenkins. Jenkins, one of the members of the disbanded Gun Trace Task Force, is facing new charges alleging he planted heroin during a 2010 arrest. (Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)

The plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit against a former Gun Trace Task Force officer are accusing the Baltimore Police Department of changing their arguments in motion to dismiss filings and say the judge should strike the latest response. One of ...

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Baltimore police officer accuses department of retaliation for whistleblowing

‘It’s wrong to conflate police reform and the crime control problem but it’s also a mistake to discount how much the focus on crime control and the quick fixes that are being proposed threaten to upset efforts to change how policing is done in Baltimore,’ says David Jaros, a criminal law professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law. (Photo illustration by Maximilian Franz)

Editor’s Note: This headline and article have been corrected to note that Jeffry E. Taylor is a Baltimore Police officer, not a former one. A Baltimore Police officer is suing the department, claiming it retaliated against him when he reported an ...

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Baltimore consent decree case to proceed despite federal shutdown

U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar, chief judge of the U.S. District Court of Maryland, sits in his chambers in Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Heather Cobun)

The federal judge overseeing the Baltimore consent decree refused to postpone deadlines while the U.S. Department of Justice grapples with the government shutdown that began Dec. 21, but work should continue under the department’s contingency plan. Submissions are due this ...

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Judge denies city’s request to cap potential damages in ‘Riot Act’ case

Police watch rioters on April 27, 2015 at an intersection in the Penn-North neighborhood. (File)

A federal judge declined to limit the potential damage claims of dozens of Baltimore businesses suing the city for failing to effectively respond to the 2015 unrest. Baltimore asked for a declaratory judgment that the state’s statutory cap on damages ...

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