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Lawsuit claims Cambridge officers assaulted, wrongfully arrested woman (access required)

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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 (access required)

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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Jury awards $200K in excessive force lawsuit against Morgan State (access required)

A Baltimore city jury returned a $200,000 verdict Tuesday against Morgan State University and a former campus police officer who assaulted and pepper-sprayed a campus security guard during a dispute. Angel Watkins was in a relationship with Department of Police ...

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Excessive force suit alleges Montgomery Co. police officers assaulted minor (access required)

An excessive force lawsuit filed against Montgomery County alleges police officers retaliated against a Silver Spring minor who was legally filming his adult brother’s arrest on a cellphone by assaulting the 16-year-old without cause. Plaintiffs Johana Abrego and her son, ...

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Md. court: Prince George’s Co. liable for off-duty officer’s use of excessive force (access required)

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An off-duty Prince George’s County police officer who used excessive force while working as a security guard at a 2010 University of Maryland fraternity party was acting within the scope of his employment even though he was violating a policy prohibiting ...

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Lawsuit alleges Prince George’s police assaulted, arrested woman without cause (access required)

A Calvert County woman is seeking $130 million from Prince George’s County and two police officers after she was allegedly assaulted and wrongfully arrested while visiting her brother’s apartment last year. La’Moore Queen Devi was visiting her brother in Temple ...

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Federal jury awards $600K to man shot by P.G. police (access required)

A federal jury awarded $600,000 on Wednesday to a man who was shot four times by Prince George’s County police in 2014 while in the passenger’s seat of a vehicle. Darren Kevin Jones suffered injuries to his liver, side, leg ...

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$4M lawsuit alleges Baltimore correctional officers beat inmate (access required)

A $4 million excessive force lawsuit filed Wednesday against the state of Maryland alleges several correctional officers at a high-security facility in Baltimore assaulted five inmates in retaliation for a fight that broke out the previous night. The officers then ...

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