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Brady disclosure does not apply to guilty pleas, Md. high court says

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Maryland prosecutors need not tell defendants about the past dishonesty of the state’s witnesses before a guilty plea is entered, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled Friday in upholding the drug possession conviction of a man whose main accuser had a ...

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Md. high court weighs if Brady disclosure applies to guilty pleas

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A defense attorney and a lawyer for the state battled last week before Maryland’s top court over whether the Constitution requires prosecutors to tell defendants about the past dishonesty of the state’s witness before a guilty plea is entered. Assistant ...

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High court finds Baltimore liable for GTTF officers’ conduct

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Maryland’s top court ruled unanimously Friday that Baltimore must pay the $64,000 settlement officers on its corrupt and disbanded Gun Trace Task Force reached with two men against whom they fabricated evidence in an effort to secure firearm convictions. In ...

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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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UMD students offer free expungement services in vacated cases

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Students from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law have volunteered to provide free expungement services to people whose convictions have been vacated because officers from Baltimore’s corrupt Gun Trace Task Force provided evidence in their cases. The ...

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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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Court of Appeals approves rule to let state vacate unjust convictions

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ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s highest court adopted a rule Tuesday to establish a process to allow prosecutors to move to vacate convictions they feel they can no longer stand behind. The Court of Appeals, with only six members present due to ...

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4th Circuit upholds Gun Trace Task Force convictions

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A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld the federal racketeering and robbery convictions and 18-year sentences of two former members of an elite Baltimore police unit, which was later shown to be comprised of corrupt officers who stole from those ...

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Baltimore asks high court to combine 2 GTTF cases on scope of employment

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Baltimore will ask the Court of Appeals to fast-track a recent decision finding the city responsible for a Gun Trace Task Force lawsuit judgment and consolidate it with a question already before the high court in a similar case. The Court ...

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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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