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Baltimore police detective faces trial on charges he planted BB gun, lied on warrants

The Baltimore Police Department says it is seeing success with its Crisis Response Team since its inception nearly six months ago. (Chelsea Jones/Capital News Service file photo.)

A former Baltimore police sergeant admitted to on-the-job misconduct and crime stretching back decades Tuesday as he testified in federal court against an ex-colleague on trial for conspiracy and falsifying records. This week’s trial against the defendant, Detective Robert Hankard, ...

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UB Law launching Center for Criminal Justice Reform with event examining Gun Trace Task Force

The University of Baltimore Center for Criminal Justice Reform's first event will examine a recently released investigation into the disgraced Gun Trace Task Force unit of the Baltimore Police Department.

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

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

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

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

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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