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PG County officer evades liability for now-unconstitutional act

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If the allegations are true, a Prince George’s County police officer violated a suspected violent criminal’s constitutional rights in 2012 by shooting the armed, but non-threatening man while making an arrest, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. But the officer, ...

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Woman claims excessive force, negligent training by Baltimore police in ’15 arrest

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A Baltimore woman who was forcibly removed from her vehicle during a 2015 traffic stop has filed a federal lawsuit against Baltimore and the police department alleging a pattern and practice of unconstitutional policing contributed to the incident. D’Wan Whetstone’s ...

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Baltimore jury awards $130K for broken arm in arrest during ’15 unrest

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A Baltimore jury on Friday awarded $130,000 to a man whose arm was broken by police when he was forcibly removed from a bus during the unrest following the death of Freddie Gray in 2015. Myreq Williams was attempting to ...

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Baltimore jury awards $75K to man sprayed with tear gas by police during Freddie Gray unrest

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A Baltimore jury awarded $75,000 on Wednesday to a man who was sprayed with tear gas at close range and tackled by police during the 2015 civil unrest following the death of Freddie Gray. Larry Lomax filed an excessive force lawsuit ...

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Plaintiff’s summary judgment motion denied in Baltimore police excessive force case

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Excessive force and battery claims against a Baltimore police lieutenant who pepper-sprayed a man at close range and a sergeant who took the man to the ground during the 2015 civil unrest following the death of Freddie Gray will proceed ...

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Lawsuit claims Cambridge officers assaulted, wrongfully arrested woman

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An Eastern Shore woman alleging she was assaulted and wrongfully arrested by Cambridge police has filed an excessive force lawsuit in federal court, claiming the interaction “thoroughly validated every hackneyed stereotype about small town cops south of the Mason-Dixon line.” ...

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Baltimore Co. police face lawsuit for punching man during arrest

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A college student whose 2015 arrest in Towson was recorded by bystanders and showed a Baltimore County police officer punching him filed suit in federal court Friday alleging police used excessive force. Zachary Blumenstein is seeking compensatory and punitive damages ...

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