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Aug 12, 2022

Mosby fined $1,500 for ‘willful violation’ of gag order in Davis case

A Baltimore circuit judge fined city State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby $1,500 Friday for willfully violating a gag order when she made a comment about a controversial homicide case on Instagram last month. Mosby can avoid paying the fine by following an even more restrictive order to avoid making any comments about the case against Keith […]

Jun 22, 2022

Judge: Mosby must appear at contempt hearing in Keith Davis Jr. case

Baltimore's top prosecutor must appear in court to explain why she should not be held in contempt for discussing a high-profile murder case after a gag order was issued, a city judge ruled.

Jun 16, 2022

Keith Davis Jr. lawyers want Mosby held in contempt for gag order violation

The lawyers for a Baltimore man facing his fifth trial in a 2015 murder are seeking to have city State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby held in contempt for comments she made in a radio interview soon after a judge issued a gag order blocking lawyers from discussing the case. A motion filed Tuesday accused Mosby of […]

Jan 2, 2020

Law Department official backs city’s anti-gag order measure

Outside Baltimore City Hall on New Year’s Day, advocates, city officials and mayoral candidates took turns reading accounts of police brutality from victims who requested anonymity out of fear that they would lose settlement money by breaking nondisparagement agreements with the city. Speaking to more than 40 advocates and victims of police brutality, Deputy City […]

“For all of the attention that’s paid to the risk to judges and others in criminal cases, it’s so important to remind everybody that it is these emotional-laden cases involving families and children (that pose the most danger,” says Andre M. Davis, a retired federal and Maryland state judge. (The Daily Record/File Photo)
Dec 18, 2019

Baltimore’s lawyer: No more limits on speech in police settlements

Citizens who have settled cases with Baltimore over alleged police misconduct are free to speak about their experiences regardless of any clause in their settlement agreement that restricts their speech, the city’s attorney said Wednesday. Baltimore City Solicitor Andre M. Davis said the city is no longer using any kind of nondisparagement or gag provisions […]

Sep 16, 2019

City, ACLU spar over impact of executive order on ‘gag’ clauses

Baltimore will stop imposing “gag” orders on people who settle lawsuits with the city, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced Monday, but the ACLU of Maryland called the step a “meaningless sham” that “changes nothing.” Young signed an executive order Friday declaring it the “policy of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore that unreasonable[...]

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