Tag Archives: Baltimore police

Board of Estimates approves ‘spy plane’ program despite protests

Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates narrowly approved a controversial surveillance plane program Wednesday despite complaints from the ACLU of Maryland and the NAACP that it is unconstitutional. Before the 3-2 vote, ACLU attorney David Rocah said it was “absurd” to consider ...

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Judge rules retired police, fire employees due damages for pension changes

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018 file photo, a patch depicting the Baltimore Police Department seal is seen on Interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle's uniform as he speaks at a news conference in Baltimore. The city has been casting for its fourth police leader in a year while the flailing department faces pressure to bring down violent crime levels that are among the nation's worst. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

A Baltimore judge ruled that retired and retirement-eligible police and firefighters are entitled to damages for the changes the city made to their pension system that eliminated a benefit. The local unions announced the decision Monday, saying in summary that the ...

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Baltimore police reduces officers assigned to ATF task force

A Baltimore police officer wraps up a line of yellow tape after blocking off Eastern Avenue in Greektown earlier this year. “I think we’re trending in the right direction,” Mayor Catherine Pugh told reporters Wednesday about the city’s crime-prevention efforts. ‘I’m excited by the work.’  (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

The Baltimore Police Department has reduced the number of officers assigned to a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives task force. The Baltimore Sun reports the department provided little insight Monday into why six officers were reassigned from the task force. ...

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Judge finds probable cause for GTTF arrest, grants judgment for officers in lawsuit

Wanda Keyes Heard, chief judge for the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Maryland. (File Photo/Maximilian Franz)

A Baltimore judge granted summary judgment for two former Gun Trace Task Force officers late Friday, finding they had probable cause to arrest a man for possession of a gun he claims was planted. Judge Wanda Keyes Heard had heard arguments ...

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