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Anton Black’s family sues police, medical examiner in 2018 death

Ken Ravenell, Baltimore Attorney wtih the city skyline in the background. MF-D 3/22/06.

Anton Black’s family filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against three Eastern Shore towns and the Maryland medical examiner’s office, alleging the unarmed 19-year-old Black man was killed by police and that the slaying was covered up by a forensic pathology ...

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Judge orders Baltimore to pay $44K in nondisparagement case

01.29.10 BALTIMORE, MD.  Newly sworn-in Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow, right, listens as former Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg, left, gives opening remarks during the Chief Judge Transition Ceremony Friday January 29, 2010. Chief Judge Chasanow is the first woman to hold the position. (The Daily Record/Rich Dennison)

A federal judge Monday ordered Baltimore to pay a woman more than $44,000 for having withheld half the money she was owed in settlement of her police brutality claim because she had publicly criticized officers in violation of the agreement’s ...

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Salisbury argues for dismissal of PIA lawsuit over settlement documents

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Attorneys for the city of Salisbury will argue Thursday for dismissal of an ACLU of Maryland lawsuit alleging violations of the Maryland Public Information Act for withholding documents related to a police settlement.

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Judge upholds confidentiality clause in Baltimore police brutality cases

In this March 31, 2016, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Officer Jordan Distance stands on a street corner during a foot patrol in Baltimore. Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being presented Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Baltimore’s practice of barring alleged victims in police brutality cases from disparaging officers as a condition of settlement agreements does not violate the accusers’ constitutional free-speech rights so long as they knowingly and voluntarily signed the accords, a federal judge ...

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Attorney questions confidentiality clauses in Baltimore police brutality cases

In this March 31, 2016, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Officer Jordan Distance stands on a street corner during a foot patrol in Baltimore. Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being presented Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Baltimore’s practice of barring alleged victims in police brutality cases from disparaging officers as a condition of settlement agreements violates the accusers’ free-speech rights and the freedom-of-the-press rights of news organizations trying to report on police activities, a civil rights ...

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