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Salisbury argues for dismissal of PIA lawsuit over settlement documents

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

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

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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Baltimore to settle police wrongful death lawsuit for $300K

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates is scheduled to approve Wednesday a $300,000 settlement with the family of a man who died in police custody in 2012 after police say he ingested narcotics. The proposed settlement of a federal lawsuit ...

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Baltimore spending panel to consider $135K in police brutality settlements

Two settlements totaling $135,000 of lawsuits alleging battery and false arrest by the Baltimore Police Department are scheduled to be considered by the city’s spending panel Wednesday. In one case, Kianga Mwamba was driving on Harford Road on March 30, ...

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