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Md. high court weighs if database key to judges’ names must be disclosed

An attorney for Maryland’s Administrative Office of the Courts on Monday defended its refusal to disclose the alphanumeric key used to identify District Court judges in the public Judiciary Case Search database, telling the state’s top court the key was ...

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Appeals court rules against Baltimore police’s PIA fee waiver denial

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.)

The Baltimore Police Department’s refusal to waive a $245,000 fee for public records related to officers’ use of force was arbitrary and capricious, Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals ruled this week, marking the second time in recent months that the ...

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Md. Senate debates allowing disclosure of police misconduct probes

The Maryland Senate took a step Tuesday toward passing legislation aimed at increasing public access to completed internal police investigations, as it narrowly defeated a proposal to ensure allegations of police misconducted deemed “unsubstantiated” would remain confidential. Sen. Jill P. ...

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Md. Senate bill would permit disclosure of police misconduct probes

Saying the legislation would help uncover law enforcement’s bad apples, a Baltimore state senator urged her colleagues Thursday to pass legislation that would remove documents relating to police misconduct investigations from the list of “personnel records” automatically exempt from disclosure ...

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Ombudsman: Agencies should aim to respond to information requests

State and local agencies are adjusting to reduced in-office staffing and to remote work but are still receiving Maryland Public Information Act requests — which they may not be able to process. PIA Ombudsman Lisa Kershner said her office has ...

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