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Baltimore judge avoids Gun Trace Task Force indemnity issue at motions hearing (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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’ (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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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