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Baltimore judge avoids Gun Trace Task Force indemnity issue at motions hearing

In this October 2016 photo released by the Baltimore police, officers, Det. Evodio Hendrix, Det. Marcus Taylor, Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, Det. Jemell Rayam, Det. Maurice Ward, from left, are seen in Baltimore. Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys are set to make their closing arguments Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in the trial of two Baltimore detectives, Marcus Taylor and Daniel Hersl, fighting racketeering and robbery charges. The case involves one of the worst U.S. police corruption scandals in recent memory. (Baltimore Police Department/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

A Baltimore judge on Wednesday did not address whether two former Gun Trace Task Force officers were acting within the scope of their employment when they allegedly falsely arrested a man for handgun possession last year, instead denying a motion to dismiss a civil conspiracy claim against them.

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Baltimore Board of Estimates to vote on $110K settlement for false arrest

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The Baltimore City Board of Estimates is scheduled to approve a $110,000 settlement Wednesday with two people who flagged down police to assist them with a road rage incident only to end up arrested and charged themselves. Ivan Pratt Sr. ...

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Baltimore Board of Estimates to vote on $65K settlement for detention, searches

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The Baltimore City Board of Estimates is scheduled to approve Wednesday a $65,000 settlement with a man who was searched several times and taken into custody last year despite no drugs or weapons being found on him. Ryan Brown filed ...

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4th Circuit reinstates $2.3M award to man falsely held as ‘Charles Village rapist’

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, housed at the Lewis F. Powell Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Richmond, xxx (U.S. General Services Administration)

A federal appeals court Monday reinstated a $2.3 million jury award to a Baltimore man who was falsely held in jail for 15 months as the “Charles Village rapist,” saying city police officers lacked probable cause to make an arrest. ...

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Baltimore spending board to settle two false arrest lawsuits

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The Baltimore City Board of Estimates is scheduled to approve Wednesday settlements totaling $150,000 in two cases where plaintiffs alleged they were arrested and held based on limited or conflicting evidence before charges were eventually dropped. In a case settling ...

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Freddie Gray officers must pierce Mosby’s immunity for civil suits to continue

From left, Officer Edward Nero, Sgt. Alicia White, Lt. Brian Rice and Officers Garrett Miller and William Porter have filed civil lawsuits against Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby seeking unspecified damages for false arrest and defamation, among other counts. Mosby on Thursday will ask a federal judge to dismiss the claims, arguing she cannot be held civilly liable for any actions she takes as a prosecutor. (Photo illustration by Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

The Baltimore police officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest and transport who are now suing the city’s top prosecutor have aired a litany of grievances about the way the criminal cases against them were conducted. But before they can have ...

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