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Editorial: Big shoes to fill for police commissioner’s replacement

Baltimore is losing its police commissioner. And what a loss it will be. Frederick H. Bealefeld III is retiring Aug. 1. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the commissioner, who is 49 and has been with the department for 31 years, had ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Bealefeld’s exit underscores City Hall losses

He was pushed. He hasn’t said it, but Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III was escaping what he felt was an antagonistic attitude in City Hall when he recently announced his retirement. There was family pressure to leave, but the work ...

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Rawlings-Blake, Bealefeld announce results of shooting investigation (access required)

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III and James K. "Chips" Stewart from the independent review board held a press conference Thursday afternoon announcing the results of an investigation into a January shooting incident that left an officer and a civilian dead.

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Some claims allowed in Tshamba club shooting suit

A federal judge has decided which claims against Baltimore officials can go forward in a lawsuit over the shooting of an Iraq war veteran by an off-duty officer outside a nightclub. Judge Richard Bennett granted the dismissal of state claims ...

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Bealefeld: Training, leadership can cut settlement losses (access required)

Facing tough questions about the cost of police misconduct litigation at a Baltimore City Council budget hearing Tuesday afternoon, Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III suggested the department’s “unprecedented” and “unparalleled” training programs coupled with discipline for wayward officers is ...

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Baltimore paying the price for police mistakes (access required)

Payouts in police-related litigation cost the taxpayers of Baltimore more than $16.8 million from July 2004 through the beginning of March 2011, according to figures released to The Daily Record last week. In addition to citizen run-ins with police, the ...

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