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internal affairs division

Court of Appeals
Apr 4, 2017

Stay lifted in Baltimore police internal affairs records dispute

The Court of Special Appeals has lifted a temporary stay requested by a Baltimore police sergeant of a criminal trial after finding the officer does not have standing to ask the court to review the circuit court’s decision allowing him to be questioned about his internal affairs records. Sgt. Joseph Donato requested and received the stay last week as […]

Mar 22, 2017

Baltimore prosecutors: Role in hearing on access to internal affairs files ‘proactive’

Criminal defense attorneys celebrated a victory for transparency this week as they were given permission by a Baltimore city judge to attempt to introduce internal affairs records for a police sergeant into evidence in their clients’ cases. But statements from the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office claim that its “proactive” efforts led to a consolidated […]

Mar 21, 2017

Attorneys gain access to Baltimore police officer’s internal affairs records

Defense attorneys will seek to have evidence from more than 30 internal affairs records relating to a Baltimore police sergeant admitted in multiple criminal cases after a judge granted them access to the files last week. Attorneys for 20 defendants argued earlier this month in consolidated proceedings that records related to Sgt. Joseph M. Donato should […]

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