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police brutality

Oct 28, 2014

No charges for cop who used stun gun on patient

Baltimore prosecutors have declined to file charges against a police officer for using a stun gun on a 19-year-old hospital patient who fell into a coma and died days later.

Oct 8, 2014

Former Baltimore police officer gets 1 year for animal cruelty

A former Baltimore police officer who pleaded guilty to aggravated animal cruelty for killing his girlfriend's puppy will spend a year in jail.

Oct 6, 2014

Police officers acted with malice in picking up teen

The Court of Special Appeals has affirmed that police officers acted with malice in picking up a teenager near his home in West Baltimore and dropping him off hours later near Patapsco Valley State Park in Howard County without his shoes, cell phone or any way of getting home.

Sep 21, 2014

BPD lawyer: Woman blocked traffic to film arrest

Baltimore police officers had probable cause to arrest a woman who alleged police assaulted her in after she filmed officers beating and arresting someone else, a lawyer for the officers wrote in a federal court filing.

Sep 11, 2014

Highway shutdown averted at Ferguson protests

A planned highway shutdown fell through Wednesday as a wall of officers in riot gear kept people who planned to protest the Ferguson police shooting from walking onto Interstate 70 during the late afternoon commute.

Sep 8, 2014

Suit against MoCo officers ends in hung jury

A judge declared a mistrial in George Nelums’ $1.5 million lawsuit against two Montgomery County police officers he alleges repeatedly used a Taser on him and then falsely arrested him in February 2012.

Aug 21, 2014

Editorial: After Ferguson

We still don’t know exactly what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, the night of Aug. 9. What we do know is that the events that transpired after the shooting death of Michael Brown are raising sobering issues that go well beyond a small suburban community in the Midwest, issues that should be pondered in this state, too.

Aug 5, 2014

Baltimore officer to plead guilty to killing puppy

The lawyer for a Baltimore police officer charged with beating and choking his girlfriend's puppy and texting her a photo of the dog's body says his client will plead guilty in the case.

Jun 27, 2014

2nd Baltimore officer charged in cutting of dog’s throat

Court records show that a second Baltimore police officer has been charged in the cutting of a pet dog's throat.

Apr 9, 2014

Man files $3 million claim over alleged police beating

A man who alleges he was beaten and falsely arrested by a Baltimore police officer while waiting to attend his childhood friend’s funeral filed a $3 million federal lawsuit against the city Wednesday.

Jul 13, 2012

No new trial in Frederick stun gun death

FREDERICK — A federal court is refusing to order a new trial for a Frederick County sheriff’s deputy cleared of liability in the stun-gun-related death of a Frederick man. The Frederick News-Post reports that U.S. District Judge William Quarles Jr. rejected the motion filed by Jarrel Gray’s parents in a ruling filed Wednesday in Baltimore. […]

Mar 1, 2011

City settles police misconduct claims

Two months into 2011, verdicts or settlements of lawsuits alleging misconduct by Baltimore police officers have cost the city more than $800,000. Settlements of such cases totaled more than $7.25 million from mid-2007 to mid-2010, and there were additional settlements in the second half of last year, including three totaling $195,000 approved at a December […]

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