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Fleeing man, regardless of race, may give police reasonable suspicion, Md. high court says

The Maryland Supreme Court (formerly the Court of Appeals) building in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

A Black man’s speedy departure upon seeing Baltimore police in a high-crime area may give officers reasonable suspicion of criminal activity to stop him, the Maryland Supreme Court ruled.

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Md. high court considers if fleeing Black man gives police reasonable suspicion

Maryland Court of Appeals

Maryland’s top court grappled with whether a Black man’s speedy departure upon seeing Baltimore police in a high-crime area gives officers reasonable suspicion of criminal activity.

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Md. high court opens term with race-related cases on docket

Maryland’s top court opened its 2022-2023 session this month, a term in which it will consider whether alleged racially charged comments so permeated a recently reported appeals court opinion that a convicted killer, who is Black, deserves a new hearing ...

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Md. high court to weigh if fleeing Black man gives police reasonable suspicion

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.)

Maryland’s top court will weigh whether a Black man’s speedy departure upon seeing Baltimore police in a high-crime area gives officers reasonable suspicion of criminal activity to stop him.

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Texting instructions during deposition lands attorney in trouble

Welcome to Monday, the 58th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy‘s assassination. Here are some news items. — Florida Supreme Court suspends lawyer who texted instructions to client during deposition. — Lawyer who said he thinks “like a criminal” has ...

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Judges must avoid advice, talk of reform, in police training, ethics panel says

Judges who speak at police training sessions must stick to discussing the law and legal process and avoid topics related to testifying in court or the merits of police reform, the Maryland Judicial Ethics Committee stated this week. Providing information ...

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Family sues Montgomery County police, saying they were ‘terrorized’ during no-knock warrant

A Silver Spring family, saying they were brutalized during a no-knock warrant, has filed a million-dollar federal lawsuit against the Montgomery County Police Department for what the family describes as a poorly drafted and violently executed early-morning search for the 20-something son of their basement apartment tenant.

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Who decides who prosecutes police brutality?

Welcome to Monday, the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Should a judge decide who prosecutes alleged police use of excessive force? — ...

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