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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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Judge dismisses city’s complaint seeking to avoid paying future GTTF judgments

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis (File photo)

A Baltimore judge has dismissed the city’s bid to avoid being obligated to pay for certain future judgments against members of the corrupt Gun Trace Task Force. Baltimore filed a complaint for declaratory judgment last year asking the circuit court ...

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Baltimore opposes dismissal of its bid to avoid paying GTTF judgments

“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)

Baltimore’s lawyer argued in court Monday that though abuses by the former members of the Gun Trace Task Force often occurred when they were on the job and even in uniform, the city should not be responsible for paying judgments obtained ...

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Group of ex-GTTF officers seeks dismissal of city’s lawsuit on indemnity

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Attorneys for former Gun Trace Task Force officers are asking a Baltimore judge to dismiss the city’s action seeking a preemptive ruling on who has to pay any damages in lawsuits against them. Four officers — Momodu Gondo, Evodio Hendrix, Maurice ...

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Baltimore judge avoids Gun Trace Task Force indemnity issue at motions hearing

In this October 2016 photo released by the Baltimore police, officers, Det. Evodio Hendrix, Det. Marcus Taylor, Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, Det. Jemell Rayam, Det. Maurice Ward, from left, are seen in Baltimore. Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys are set to make their closing arguments Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in the trial of two Baltimore detectives, Marcus Taylor and Daniel Hersl, fighting racketeering and robbery charges. The case involves one of the worst U.S. police corruption scandals in recent memory. (Baltimore Police Department/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

A Baltimore judge on Wednesday did not address whether two former Gun Trace Task Force officers were acting within the scope of their employment when they allegedly falsely arrested a man for handgun possession last year, instead denying a motion to dismiss a civil conspiracy claim against them.

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On GTTF indemnity, is Baltimore choosing fiscal policy over public policy?

The three named plaintiffs each claim Baltimore police officers took his or her belongings after being shot by unknown assailants. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Potential civil lawsuits against the Baltimore Police Department’s corrupt and disbanded Gun Trace Task Force are piling up, and the city is prepared to spend years litigating whether it should have to pay for any judgments against the imprisoned officers.

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