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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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Experts: Nero’s choice of bench trial a smart decision

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Officer Edward Nero’s decision to proceed before a judge on his misdemeanor charges stemming from his actions during the detention and arrest of Freddie Gray did not surprise legal experts, who say the nuanced issues posed by his case are ...

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In officer’s trial, Freddie Gray arrest details to play key role

Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller, Edward M. Nero, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice, Alicia D. White

The arrest of Freddie Gray will be front and center this week as one of the arresting officers is scheduled to be tried on misdemeanor charges stemming from his actions at the scene. Officer Edward Nero is charged with second-degree ...

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Judge makes rulings on eve of first Freddie Gray trial

Judge Barry Williams denied another request to reconsider moving Officer William Porter's trial, set to begin next week, out of Baltimore but granted a motion to keep jurors' identities anonymous to prevent harassment and undue influence. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

Days before the start of the first trial of a Baltimore police officer charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, the presiding judge did a little housekeeping. Baltimore City Circuit Judge Barry Williams on Tuesday resolved many of ...

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Judge rules for 6 separate trials in Freddie Gray case

Protesters gather on Wednesday outside of the Baltimore City Circuit Courthouse. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

A Baltimore City Circuit judge Wednesday ordered separate trials for the six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray in April after denying defense motions to dismiss the cases and recuse city prosecutors. Judge Barry Williams, ...

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Huguely denied new trial in U.Va. slaying

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V lost his bid for a new trial in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend Wednesday, with the judge in the case saying there was ample evidence to support his ...

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