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Severna Park H.S. wins mock-trial crown

Amid echoes of Ferguson, Mo., high-school students from Severna Park and Cumberland battled Friday in the mock trial of a fictional police officer accused of shooting an unarmed 18-year-old man to death without justification. With his team cast as the prosecution, Severna Park High School student Cory Jeweler said in his opening statement that Michael Case’s arms were raised in surrender when officer Darren Gray fired nine shots into him on a warm, clear day last August. “It is the police officer’s duty to protect and serve,” Jeweler said to start the championship round of the statewide High School Mock Trial Competition. “Gray didn’t protect and serve anyone. He pulled out his gun and pulled the trigger.”

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Charles Co. great-grandfather alleges police brutality in lawsuit

A Charles County great-grandfather has filed suit against the sheriff's office after he was allegedly assaulted and arrested without cause by a former deputy. Robert A. Jones was 70 years old when he claims he was attacked by Michael Armstrong outside of Jones' Hughesville home in October 2012, according to the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Charles County Circuit Court.

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$175K wrongful death settlement before Board of Estimates

The city's spending panel is scheduled to approve Wednesday a $175,000 settlement with the family of a man shot and killed by police in July 2012. The family of Michael Omar Wudtee filed a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit in October 2013, according to court records. The case was scheduled for trial in February but was settled a month earlier, according to online court records.

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