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City Council passes bill banning ‘gag orders,’ sends it to mayor

Baltimore Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young speaks during a news conference announcing a new collaboration in an effort to reduce homelessness in Baltimore City, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Baltimore. Through the initiative, eligible Medicaid participants will receive permanent housing and services they need to prevent a return to homelessness. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Baltimore City Council unanimously passed the third reading of a bill Monday that would prohibit non-disparagement agreements, also referred to as “gag orders,” in police brutality and misconduct cases. The bill aims to prohibit settlements with the city that prevent claimants from discussing their experiences with police misconduct in public and with the press.

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As council weighs ‘gag order’ ban, city asks for rehearing on ruling

Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott. (File Photo)

The day after two Baltimore City Council members introduced a bill to ban “gag orders” in police settlement agreements, the city’s lawyer filed a petition to reverse an appellate opinion that found such orders unconstitutional. Council President Brandon M. Scott and ...

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Plaintiffs challenging Baltimore police settlement gags claim violations of First Amendment

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Plaintiffs in an ACLU of Maryland lawsuit challenging Baltimore’s practice of including non-disparagement clauses in police misconduct settlements responded to the city’s motion seeking dismissal of the suit Friday, accusing the defendants of systemically violating the First Amendment through their ...

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