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Md. top court to revisit damages in police-shooting death

In a case that could greatly raise the liability stakes for cities and counties across Maryland, the state’s highest court will decide how much Prince George’s County owes the family of a man who was killed by a police officer: the $11.5 million a jury awarded, or the $400,000 the judge ultimately ordered.

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City to settle two excessive force lawsuits

The Baltimore Board of Estimates is scheduled Wednesday to approve a total of $110,000 in settlements for two cases where police officers were alleged to have used excessive force — one in which a drunk driver suffered a broken jaw, the other a claim of assault by a school police officer against a special-needs student during an arrest.

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Shot 5 times, suspect sues Montgomery County for $10M

A Germantown man acquitted of disarming a police officer has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Montgomery County, claiming the officer used excessive force in shooting him five times during that altercation, including three times after he had blacked out.

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City settles 90-year-old woman’s lawsuit

The Baltimore Board of Estimates on Wednesday signed off on the $95,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed by a 90-year-old former school principal who had her shoulder broken while being handcuffed by police in her home in 2007. Venus Green, ...

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Board of Estimates OKs first police-involved settlement of 2012

The Baltimore Board of Estimates on Wednesday signed off on a $70,000 settlement with three people, one a 2-year-old boy, who were injured by city police officers during a 2009 arrest. The city’s spending board approved the settlement — the ...

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