A Black man’s speedy departure upon seeing Baltimore police in a high-crime area may give officers reasonable suspicion of criminal activity to stop him, the Maryland Supreme Court ruled.
Maryland’s top court grappled with whether a Black man’s speedy departure upon seeing Baltimore police in a high-crime area gives officers reasonable suspicion of criminal activity.
Maryland’s top court opened its 2022-2023 session this month, a term in which it will consider whether alleged racially charged comments so permeated a recently reported appeals court opinion that a convicted killer, who is Black, deserves a new hearing before an impartial appellate body. The Court of Appeals will also weigh if a Black […]
Maryland’s top court will weigh whether a Black man’s speedy departure upon seeing Baltimore police in a high-crime area gives officers reasonable suspicion of criminal activity to stop him.
The city of Baltimore has reached a $3.5 million settlement with a group of business owners whose property was damaged in the 2015 unrest that followed the death of Freddie Gray.
The Baltimore Police Department might finally be on its way toward implementing reforms required under an agreement it reached with the federal government to end unconstitutionally excessive tactics, the federal judge overseeing the three-year old accord said Thursday. Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar said the BPD still has a long way to go […]
The Baltimore public housing project that was home to Freddie Gray, whose death in police custody sparked violent protest, is being torn down.
Baltimore is asking for Maryland’s top court to be allowed to answer novel questions of state law involved in federal litigation over damages to businesses sustained in riots in April 2015. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sided with the plaintiffs last month and declined to limit the potential damages for the businesses. The […]
A federal judge declined to limit the potential damage claims of dozens of Baltimore businesses suing the city for failing to effectively respond to the 2015 unrest. Baltimore asked for a declaratory judgment that the state’s statutory cap on damages when suing a municipality applied to the case, limiting the nearly 70 plaintiffs’ recovery to […]
Parties to a massive lawsuit by dozens of Baltimore businesses over the city’s response to the 2015 unrest won’t come to the settlement table until they are finished exchanging and reviewing thousands of pages of documents in discovery. The lawsuit, filed last year, makes claims under the Maryland Riot Act, which creates a cause of […]
The Supreme Court declined to take up the issue of prosecutors’ immunity from lawsuits when investigating crimes and seeking charges, putting an end to the lawsuit filed by five of the officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest against Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby. The court denied the officers’ petition for certiorari Tuesday, allowing a ruling [&hell[...]
After a decisive lower-court ruling in favor of Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby, five of the officers charged in connection with the arrest and death of Freddie Gray are appealing their right to sue her for defamation to the Supreme Court.