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Md. Senate passes police reform proposals; attention shifts to House

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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

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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

This still from body camera footage captured by Officer Richard Pinheiro in January shows him holding a bag with drugs he found inside a can in a vacant Baltimore lot - a can Pinheiro himself apparently planted based on body camera footage seconds earlier.

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

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 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

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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

1.12.2017 BALTIMORE, MD- Mayor Catherine E. Pugh  joined by U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch to announce agreement on the Department of Justice Consent Decree concerning practices by the Baltimore Police Department. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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

An example of a chest-mounted body-worn camera. (J.F. Meils/ Capital News Service via AP)

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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