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Smigiel and Parrott offer bills to clarify petition signatures

ANNAPOLIS — A group of citizens last year, upset about a new law granting in-state tuition to some of the state’s illegal immigrants, was the first in 20 years to successfully petition a law to a statewide ballot. The referendum ...

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Prince George’s settles excessive-force suit

A Hyattsville man who claimed he was beaten by three Prince George’s police officers in 2008 has reached an out-of-court settlement of his $20 million federal civil rights lawsuit against the county. Cody Denard Beasley claimed he suffered permanent nerve ...

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Police department ‘personnel records’ excepted from MPIA

Records of an internal police investigation into the conduct of two officers are “personnel records” and thus cannot be released to a county inspector general reviewing whether a drunk-driving cover-up occurred, Maryland’s top court ruled Wednesday. With its 5-2 decision, ...

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Bealefeld: Training, leadership can cut settlement losses

Facing tough questions about the cost of police misconduct litigation at a Baltimore City Council budget hearing Tuesday afternoon, Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III suggested the department’s “unprecedented” and “unparalleled” training programs coupled with discipline for wayward officers is ...

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Police lawyer knew deal was subject to MPIA

Less than a month before The Daily Record’s Maryland Public Information Act request for documents related to the then-confidential Yakov Shapiro settlement was denied, the lawyer representing the Baltimore Police Department in the case explained to the attorney for the ...

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Maryland Court of Appeals hears racial-profiling records case

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland State Police and the NAACP clashed Friday before the state’s highest court over documents the group says it needs to determine if troopers are stopping motorists based on their skin color and whether the agency is ...

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