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One year later, DOJ report is not a player in police lawsuits

When the U.S. Department of Justice issued a lengthy report on unconstitutional policing practices in Baltimore city, plaintiff’s attorneys were anxious to find ways to reference the findings in civil litigation against police. More than a year later, however, lawyers ...

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OSI grants $300K for consent decree compliance positions for Baltimore police

Open Society Institute-Baltimore provided a $300,000 grant to the Baltimore Police Department for two staff positions that will help the department meet its obligations under the federal consent decree. The grant will pay for an organizational development adviser, who will assist ...

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Baltimore city, police seek dismissal of lawsuit over ’15 riots

Baltimore city, the Baltimore Police Department and the state are all seeking dismissal of a 264-count complaint by local businesses alleging officials failed to properly respond to the 2015 riots. The Baltimore city defendants, in court filings, have supported the ...

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Baltimore considering 6 teams for police reforms monitor

Six teams are vying to become an independent monitor over police reforms in Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun reports that the six teams were chosen as finalists from a list of more than two dozen applicants for the job. The team selected will ...

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Remedy for Baltimore riot damages has historic roots, few modern applications

Civil unrest and rioting were a much more common concern when Maryland passed its Riot Act in 1835 permitting citizens to seek compensation from the government for damage to property sustained in a violent disturbance. The idea, at the time, ...

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Dozens of Baltimore businesses sue over response to 2015 riots

A group of Baltimore businesses that sustained damage during the 2015 riots following the death of Freddie Gray is suing the city, alleging officials failed to suppress the riots. The nearly 700-page complaint was filed in Baltimore City Circuit Court in March ...

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Mosby outlines case for immunity to 4th Circuit

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby is asking a federal appellate court to recognize one or several kinds of immunity afforded to her as a prosecutor, which would prevent five of the six officers charged in connection with the death ...

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5 of 6 officers charged in Freddie Gray case face discipline

Five of the six Baltimore police officers charged in the in-custody death of a young black man face disciplinary action. An attorney representing the officers confirmed that three officers — Lt. Brian Rice, Sgt. Alicia White and Officer Caesar Goodson— ...

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4th Circuit stays civil suits against Mosby pending appeal on immunity issue

A federal appeals court has stayed civil proceedings against Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby while she appeals a judge’s ruling that she is not immune from the lawsuits filed by five of the officers charged in connection with the death ...

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Baltimore prosecutors can guide police behavior under consent decree, legal observers say

The consent decree governing police reform in Baltimore is 200-plus pages mandating sweeping changes for how the city’s officers interact with the public and handle allegations of misconduct. But it does not give any instructions to a potential key player ...

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