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.Read More »
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. ...Read More »
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 ...
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A Baltimore jury has awarded $170,000 to a city man who claimed two police officers arrested him in September 2009 without cause and then punched him several times in the face while he was lying on his back in handcuffs. ...Read More »