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Judge will not reconsider ruling to let gun rights activists sue arresting officer (access required)

A federal judge will not reconsider her decision permitting gun rights advocates arrested during a peaceful protest near the State House three years ago to sue the arresting Maryland Capitol Police officer for allegedly violating their constitutional rights to speak ...

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Chalk this up to a Fourth Amendment violation perhaps

Welcome to Monday, the 54th anniversary of the U.S. Senate’ s confirmation of Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Is chalking tires a Fourth Amendment violation or merely an ...

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Baltimore police chief apologizes, city settles Harlem Park lockdown lawsuit (access required)

Baltimore’s police commissioner has apologized for the department’s six-day lockdown of the city’s Harlem Park section following a detective’s 2017 shooting death, saying the controversial law enforcement action was grossly improper and damaged the public’s trust, according to attorneys for ...

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4th Circuit rules Baltimore’s aerial surveillance program unconstitutional (access required)

The Baltimore Police Department violated the constitutional rights of city residents and visitors when it conducted general aerial surveillance in an effort to fight violent crime last year, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. In its 8-7 decision, the 4th ...

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Frosh will appeal decision allowing protesters to sue arresting officer (access required)

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh will appeal a federal judge’s decision permitting gun rights advocates arrested during a peaceful protest near the State House three years ago to sue the arresting Maryland Capitol Police officer for allegedly violating their ...

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Family sues Montgomery County police, saying they were ‘terrorized’ during no-knock warrant (access required)

A Silver Spring family, saying they were brutalized during a no-knock warrant, has filed a million-dollar federal lawsuit against the Montgomery County Police Department for what the family describes as a poorly drafted and violently executed early-morning search for the 20-something son of their basement apartment tenant.

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Gun rights activists can pursue claim against arresting officer, judge says (access required)

Gun rights advocates arrested by a Maryland Capitol Police officer during a peaceful protest near the State House three years ago can pursue their lawsuit alleging their constitutional rights to speak freely and be free of unreasonable seizure were violated, ...

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Crime victims allege Baltimore police violate 4th Amendment (access required)

The Baltimore Police Department routinely violates the constitutional rights of violent crime victims by searching, seizing and retaining their personal property without a warrant or consent, a civil rights group has alleged in a lawsuit filed last week in federal ...

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Challenge to Baltimore’s aerial surveillance survives grounding, ACLU says (access required)

A constitutional challenge to the Baltimore Police Department’s use of aerial surveillance to fight crime last year did not end when the pilot program was grounded in October, despite what the BPD says, the American Civil Liberties Union told a ...

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Davis, ex-judge, will defend Baltimore’s aerial surveillance (access required)

The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals might hear a familiar voice as it considers whether the Baltimore Police Department’s use of aerial surveillance to fight crime in the city last year violated Baltimoreans’ constitutional protection against unreasonable searches ...

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