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O’Malley to attend meeting on crime fighting

PALMER PARK — Maryland officials will be attending a monthly meeting on crime-fighting efforts in Prince George’s County. Gov. Martin O’Malley and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker are scheduled to attend the meeting in Palmer Park at the county’s ...

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Police department ‘personnel records’ excepted from MPIA

Records of an internal police investigation into the conduct of two officers are “personnel records” and thus cannot be released to a county inspector general reviewing whether a drunk-driving cover-up occurred, Maryland’s top court ruled Wednesday. With its 5-2 decision, ...

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Montgomery County police, inspector battle over records

ANNAPOLIS — Attorneys for police officers and Montgomery County’s inspector general clashed Monday in the state’s highest court over access to documents held by the Internal Affairs Division, which investigated the police department’s handling of a car crash involving a ...

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Baltimore taken to task over police beard ban

SILVER SPRING — The story was eerily familiar to Glendora Hughes: a police officer in Baltimore with a skin condition common among black men was forced to shave against his doctor’s advice. When Hughes, the general counsel for the Maryland ...

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Marine’s family sues police for $270M

The family of a Marine shot dead by an off-duty Baltimore police officer outside a nightclub last June has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the officer and the police department, claiming the incident was preventable and seeking millions of dollars ...

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Attorney retells case of accused violin teacher’s mistaken identity

When Yakov Shapiro was mistaken by Baltimore police for a Rabbi accused of inappropriately touching two young boys, the Russian refugee's life was changed forever. Shapiro's lawyer, Steven Kupferberg, retells the story of how his client came to be arrested and the lawsuit that followed.

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Ex-Flex Squad officers’ suit dismissed

Four former members of the disbanded Southwestern District Flex Squad have lost their $40 million federal lawsuit alleging that police department leaders violated their constitutional and civil rights by suspending them from active duty. The officers also alleged that internal ...

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