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Judge dismisses counts, keeps potential claim against city in GTTF suit

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A federal judge dismissed portions of a man’s lawsuit against former Gun Trace Task Force members Tuesday but preserved a claim that the city is liable for allowing the Baltimore Police Department to develop a culture of violating citizens’ rights. ...

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Attorneys file 3 more GTTF lawsuits as deadline looms

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A Baltimore firm has filed three more lawsuits against former members of the Baltimore Police Department’s corrupt, now-disbanded Gun Trace Task Force as the likely deadline to file approaches. The U.S. Attorney’s Office unsealed the indictment against seven of the ...

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Baltimore argues it has no duty to pay 2 GTTF judgments

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ANNAPOLIS — Baltimore’s attorneys argued Monday that the “horrific conduct” of the police department’s Gun Trace Task Force officers was so egregious that the city is not responsible for indemnifying the officers against civil judgments obtained by victims. Justin S. ...

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Baltimore tees up key appellate issues on GTTF liability

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018 file photo, a patch depicting the Baltimore Police Department seal is seen on Interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle's uniform as he speaks at a news conference in Baltimore. The city has been casting for its fourth police leader in a year while the flailing department faces pressure to bring down violent crime levels that are among the nation's worst. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

State and federal appellate courts will grapple this year with key questions about Baltimore’s liability for the widespread misconduct of its police department’s corrupt Gun Trace Task Force — and attorneys representing the officers’ victims are paying attention. The city contends that ...

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Judge: GTTF officers acted within scope of employment in 2016 false arrest

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A Baltimore judge ruled Friday that the city is responsible for paying a $32,000 judgment against former Gun Trace Task Force officers for a 2016 false arrest, but she limited her holding to the facts of the case before her. William ...

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Baltimore judge to rule on scope of employment in GTTF case

“Just because it's controversial doesn’t make it unconstitutional,” Andre M. Davis, shown in a 2017 photo, told the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday in defending Baltimore's aerial surveillance program. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

The city and the family of a man who was victimized by the corrupt Gun Trace Task Force are asking a Baltimore judge to rule on whether the Baltimore police officers were acting within the scope of their employment at the time ...

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Police department appeals ruling on immunity from suit in GTTF case

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The Baltimore Police Department will seek an appellate ruling on whether it is a city or a state agency for the purposes of federal lawsuits claiming the department is liable for the misconduct of its officers. U.S. District Judge Ellen ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Criminals let out on the streets? Thank the GTTF.

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During the last legislative session, Del. Erek Barron of Prince George’s County sponsored a bill allowing prosecutors to move to vacate a conviction if newly discovered information calls into question the integrity of the conviction. The bill passed and will ...

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