A $30 million wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a man killed outside a Baltimore nightclub by a former police officer Gahiji Tshamba appears headed to trial.
A federal judge has decided which claims against Baltimore officials can go forward in a lawsuit over the shooting of an Iraq war veteran by an off-duty officer outside a nightclub. Judge Richard Bennett granted the dismissal of state claims on Monday, but denied a request to dismiss claims of federal civil rights violations. Last […]
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Baltimore police officer Gahiji Tshamba took the stand in his murder trial Wednesday and testified that he shot Tyrone Brown in the early morning hours of June 5, 2010, but only after Brown assaulted a woman and Tshamba and then chased Tshamba into an enclosed area behind a block of nightclubs in Mount Vernon. Tshamba […]
In each of the first three days of the murder trial of Baltimore police officer Gahiji Tshamba, the prosecution called an eyewitness who testified it was the off-duty officer who aggressively escalated the confrontation with a former Marine behind a block of midtown nightclubs a year ago without identifying himself as a cop. On Tuesday, […]
The murder prosecution of police officer Gahiji Tshamba rested Monday afternoon, concluding a three-day presentation that showed what can happen when alcohol, testosterone and a gun are combined, and setting the stage for the defense’s counter-narrative in Baltimore City Circuit Court. Judge Edward R.K. Hargadon, who will decide the 37-year-old officer’s guilt or innocence, heard […]
The trial of the off-duty Baltimore officer who shot a man outside of a nightclub last year began this week, and former Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith announced he would be joining a Towson law firm. Those stories and more in this week’s legal affairs top 5. 1. Witness in Tshamba trial: Marine begged officer […]
Immigrant tuition foes gather names Opponents of in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants submitted petitions with more than 40,000 signatures to the State Board of Elections in their plan to put the measure on the November 2012 ballot. This was more than twice as many signatures than needed for the first deadline on Tuesday. They will […]
After spending most of Tuesday deciding what evidence could be part of the first-degree murder trial of Baltimore police officer Gahiji Tshamba, Judge Edward R.K. Hargadon learned that he, not a jury, would also be deciding the ultimate evidentiary question: Tshamba’s guilt or innocence. Even though Hargadon sided with prosecutors on the majority of pretrial […]
The trial of a Baltimore police officer charged with shooting an unarmed man to death outside a nightclub is set to begin this week. After two trial postponements, pre-trial motions in the case of Officer Gahiji Tshamba are scheduled to begin Tuesday morning. He’s charged with first-degree murder in the June 2010 slaying of 32-year-old […]
This week’s top 5 staff law stories include Baltimore police being sued for $270 million for shooting a man outside a nightclub and the Enoch Pratt Free Library settling a discrimination lawsuit. Here are the top 5: 1. Lawyer, 2 employees indicted for mortgage fraud scheme – by Danielle Ulman A lawyer and title company […]
The family of a Marine shot dead by an off-duty Baltimore police officer outside a nightclub last June has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the officer and the police department, claiming the incident was preventable and seeking millions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages. The suit, brought on behalf of Tyrone Brown’s widow, children […]