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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.

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

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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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Who decides who prosecutes police brutality?

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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

The Edward A. Garmatz United States Courthouse in Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Heather Cobun)

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

FILE- In this Dec. 3, 2019 file photo. Maryland corrections secretary Robert Green, left, listens as Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby, right, speaks during a news conference announcing the indictment of correctional officers, in Baltimore. A prosecutor says an investigation that led to the indictment of 25 correctional officers in Baltimore started in 2018 with "rumors and anecdotes" about excessive force against jail inmates. Some of those indicted officers faced excessive force claims before the investigation began. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

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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Jury awards $100k to man slapped by police officer as a teen

The Edward A. Garmatz United States Courthouse in Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Heather Cobun)

A federal jury awarded $100,000 Tuesday to a man who was assaulted by a Baltimore Police officer while restrained in a hospital in 2015. Shymell Maxwell was 14 when Officer Duane Williams Jr. entered his hospital room at Sinai Hospital ...

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Appeals court affirms $130k verdict against officer for 2015 arrest

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The Court of Special Appeals affirmed a $130,000 jury verdict against a Baltimore Police Department officer Monday, finding the trial judge did not abuse her discretion in refusing to ask a proposed question regarding pretrial publicity about the department. Jurors ...

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Man shot by Laurel police in 2016 reaches settlement

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.

A Baltimore County man who was shot by a Laurel Police Department officer in 2016 settled his federal lawsuit last week and the court dismissed the case Tuesday. Rashawn Curbeam filed suit last year in Prince George’s County Circuit Court ...

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