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BPD sergeant facing 32-count indictment for alleged pattern of misconduct

A Baltimore police sergeant is accused of a pattern of harassing and forcibly arresting individuals who observed, filmed or commented on police activity over the course of months. Sgt. Ethan Newberg, a 24-year veteran of the department, was indicted Thursday ...

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William Porter, Linda Tripp and a rarity in Md. criminal proceedings

The Court of Appeals set the stage for a rare kind of pretrial hearing in ruling Officer William Porter can be compelled to testify against his fellow officers with immunity despite his retrial scheduled for June. Though the court has ...

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Porter’s defense lays groundwork for shifting blame

Defense attorneys for Officer William Porter presented possible alternate theories about responsibility for Freddie Gray’s death Monday morning through cross examination of the assistant medical examiner who performed Gray’s autopsy. “I think the defense did score some points,” said Baltimore ...

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