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Attorney: Baltimore police video shows ‘staged recovery’ of drugs

(The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

An attorney says concerns raised by Baltimore police body camera footage led to prosecutors dropping charges against his client. The Baltimore Sun reports attorney Josh Insley released footage Tuesday that he believes shows officers “engage in what appears to be a staged ...

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Baltimore prosecutors to dismiss 34 cases in wake of controversial body camera video

(The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said Friday her office is in the process of dismissing 34 cases in which officers who appear in a controversial body camera video are material witnesses. “We are dismissing those cases which rely exclusively ...

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Volume of body camera footage can mean overlooked evidence

11-21-14 BALTIMORE, MD- Officer Alfie G. Acol, with the Laurel Police Department, seen here with the AXON Flex, head mounted-point of view video recording system, which he has been using for 6 months, at the Laurel Police Station. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

The apparent failure of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office to flag a body camera video that allegedly showed an officer manipulating the footage highlights the downside to having hours of recordings of arrests as the cameras become more prevalent: ...

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Baltimore state’s attorney, public defender spar over response to police body camera video

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby. (File photo)

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby on Thursday defended her office’s response to controversial police body-camera footage as prosecutors, defense lawyers and legal observers continued to assess the fallout from a video that appears to show an officer planting ...

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Baltimore prosecutors drop some cases involving officer accused of planting evidence

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.

Baltimore city prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed some of the cases involving an officer apparently caught on his own body camera planting drugs that resulted in a criminal arrest as the public defender’s office asked for an accounting of more than ...

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Officials exploring body cameras for Baltimore school police

Officials are considering outfitting Baltimore City school police with body cameras. The Baltimore Sun reports that Karl Perry, who oversees the school police, said Saturday that Superintendent Gregory Thornton has asked him to look into the issue. Perry said the request ...

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Questions remain as Baltimore police roll out body cameras

As the Baltimore Police Department prepares to equip 3,000 officers with body-worn cameras amid increasing scrutiny of police interactions with the public, questions remain about how the footage will be handled and who will have access to it. Baltimore Mayor ...

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Annapolis Summit: Criminal justice issues come to the fore

Photo illustration by Maximilian Franz

Legislators in the upcoming General Assembly are expected to consider changes to several laws governing policing, including measures to amend the state’s Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights. The expected legislation stems from the work of one legislative panel charged ...

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