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Md. Senate passes police reform proposals; attention shifts to House (access required)

The Maryland Senate on Wednesday passed police reform proposals to curtail excessive force, limit no-knock warrants, prevent departments from acquiring military equipment, mandate body cameras, make the police disciplinary process transparent and uniform and empower the state prosecutor to investigate ...

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Court affirms conviction for staged evidence find caught on body cam (access required)

An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Baltimore Police Department officer whose controversial reenactment of an evidence find was captured on his body worn camera in 2017. Richard Pinheiro was indicted on charges of fabrication of physical evidence ...

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Baltimore grand jury indicts officer involved in controversial body camera incident (access required)

A Baltimore city grand jury has indicted a police officer on charges of tampering with or fabricating evidence and misconduct in office based on body worn camera footage that surfaced last year appearing to show him placing drugs on the ground then ...

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ACLU seeks body camera footage from police working Suiter scene (access required)

The ACLU of Maryland is requesting body camera footage from officers working the perimeter during the cordon of the Baltimore neighborhood where a police detective was fatally shot last month. The Baltimore Police Department “restricted pedestrian and vehicle access to ...

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Baltimore drops nearly 300 cases due to alleged misconduct (access required)

Baltimore prosecutors say nearly 300 cases have been dropped due to four allegations of police misconduct, including three body camera videos appearing to show officers planting evidence or re-enacting searches, and a federal indictment of eight officers on racketeering and ...

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Davis: ‘Nothing questionable’ in third Baltimore police body camera video incident (access required)

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis on Thursday criticized State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby’s decision to drop dozens of cases earlier this week after announcing a third “questionable” body-worn camera video was reported to her office. “I firmly disagree with this ...

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Third body camera ‘reenactment’ reported to Baltimore prosecutors this month (access required)

The Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office announced another round of dropped charges Monday after police self-reported a questionable body-worn camera incident in early August. The most recent video was reported to prosecutors Aug. 2 as “a reenactment of the seizure ...

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