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Family sues Montgomery County police, saying they were ‘terrorized’ during no-knock warrant

A Silver Spring family, saying they were brutalized during a no-knock warrant, has filed a million-dollar federal lawsuit against the Montgomery County Police Department for what the family describes as a poorly drafted and violently executed early-morning search for the 20-something son of their basement apartment tenant.

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

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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Who decides who prosecutes police brutality?

Welcome to Monday, the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Should a judge decide who prosecutes alleged police use of excessive force? — ...

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Man sues Elkton police for excessive force, wrongful arrest

An Elkton man has filed suit against the town’s police department and two officers, alleging he was forcefully arrested without cause at his home in 2018. Darryl T. Wilson claims Officers Enos Detweiler and Jakob Brown came to his home for ...

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Indicted jail officers faced earlier excessive force claims

When a prisoner shattered glass panes in a control center at a Baltimore jail, the staff summoned a paramilitary-style tactical team to help quell the disturbance. Some inmates used pieces of shirts or bedsheets to hide their faces.

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