A federal judge has preserved Maryland Riot Act claims against Baltimore's mayor and city council in a lawsuit brought by businesses damaged during the 2015 unrest following the death of Freddie Gray.
Baltimore city, the Baltimore Police Department and the state are all seeking dismissal of a 264-count complaint by local businesses alleging officials failed to properly respond to the 2015 riots. The Baltimore city defendants, in court filings, have supported the actions of then-Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake during the unrest, which they claim escalated quickly from peaceful […]
Civil unrest and rioting were a much more common concern when Maryland passed its Riot Act in 1835 permitting citizens to seek compensation from the government for damage to property sustained in a violent disturbance. The idea, at the time, was that such statutes would “deter the lawless since the sufferer must be compensated by […]
A group of Baltimore businesses that sustained damage during the 2015 riots following the death of Freddie Gray is suing the city, alleging officials failed to suppress the riots. The nearly 700-page complaint was filed in Baltimore City Circuit Court in March but only recently removed to U.S. District Court at the request of the defendants. The […]
With three playoff berths and the most wins in the American League, the Baltimore Orioles have been one of the most successful teams in baseball over the last five years. But their attendance has moved in the opposite direction and has declined since the team was swept in the 2014 American League Championship Series by […]
Officials say the amount of drugs looted from Baltimore pharmacies during riots last year was substantially higher than initially reported. An U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration official tells The Baltimore Sun that 80 percent more doses of drugs were taken than previously thought during the riots following the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who […]
A Baltimore man who pleaded guilty to setting fire to a liquor store during the riots that broke out in Baltimore following Freddie Gray’s funeral last year was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison and three years of supervised release. U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis also ordered Darius Raymond Stewart to pay $378,500 in […]
The Daily Record has published more than 100 stories related to the Freddie Gray case. Here are some highlights, in chronological order: (Dates in this timeline reflect date of publication) April 2015 April 12: Freddie Gray is arrested; police said he ran away from them unprovoked. As he is being transported in a police van, he […]
DETROIT — An assistant prosecutor in Michigan who quit last year after posting on Facebook that people assaulting police officers in Baltimore should be shot has returned to work for her former employer. Wayne County prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Maria Miller said in an email Thursday that Teana Walsh returned to work as a part-time contract […]
A police officer’s acquittal Monday in a man’s in-custody death that sparked riots in Baltimore last spring has fueled detractors and admirers of Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby – one year to the month after her impassioned but controversial speech pledging to “deliver justice for Freddie Gray.”
There are still a lot of steps that need to be taken to rebuild the broken trust in police that hangs heavy in some city communities. But getting body cameras deployed as quickly as possible in Baltimore City appears to have a significant upside for all.
The U.S. Small Business Administration says it has received 24 applications for loans to repair property damaged by rioting in Baltimore in April. The agency said Monday that the applications submitted by Friday’s deadline totaled $18,300. City officials say rioters damaged more than 380 businesses. The low-interest loans are available to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners [&hel[...]