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Lawmakers eye changes to police ‘bill of rights,’ cite need for oversight

Police officers receive ‘extra due process’ under LEOBR, says Sen. William C. ‘Will’ Smith Jr., chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and a proponent of changing he law to permit greater public oversight. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

The General Assembly appears poised this coming session to sharply alter – if not outright repeal – a 46-year-old law governing how police departments discipline wayward officers, amid criticism that the procedures are too protective of them and largely shielded ...

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Man sues Elkton police for excessive force, wrongful arrest

The Edward A. Garmatz United States Courthouse in Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Heather Cobun)

An Elkton man has filed suit against the town’s police department and two officers, alleging he was forcefully arrested without cause at his home in 2018. Darryl T. Wilson claims Officers Enos Detweiler and Jakob Brown came to his home for ...

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Judge dismisses counts, keeps potential claim against city in GTTF suit

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A federal judge dismissed portions of a man’s lawsuit against former Gun Trace Task Force members Tuesday but preserved a claim that the city is liable for allowing the Baltimore Police Department to develop a culture of violating citizens’ rights. ...

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Court affirms conviction for staged evidence find caught on body cam

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An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Baltimore Police Department officer whose controversial reenactment of an evidence find was captured on his body worn camera in 2017. Richard Pinheiro was indicted on charges of fabrication of physical evidence ...

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Baltimore argues it has no duty to pay 2 GTTF judgments

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ANNAPOLIS — Baltimore’s attorneys argued Monday that the “horrific conduct” of the police department’s Gun Trace Task Force officers was so egregious that the city is not responsible for indemnifying the officers against civil judgments obtained by victims. Justin S. ...

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City and protester settle suit over 2010 arrest outside circus

Mongolian contortionists Erdenesuren Damdimbayar and Nomin Nyamknuu from the Ringling Bro. &  Barnum and Bailey Circus perform for students from James McHenry Elementary & Middle School during a private event at the B&O Railroad Museum to promote its final tour with its Out of This World production. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

A lawsuit dating to 2013 over a Baltimore Police Department policy regarding protests during circus performances has tentatively settled. Kenneth Lucero’s constitutional challenge to the city’s “buffer zone” restriction on leaflets and protesters near the Royal Farms Arena is currently ...

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City opposes paying full settlement to woman who sued over ‘gag orders’

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Despite public assurances that the city will no longer impose or enforce clauses restricting speech in police misconduct settlement agreements, Baltimore is arguing that it should not have to pay the woman whose federal lawsuit prompted the policy change. Ashley ...

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Baltimore’s lawyer: No more limits on speech in police settlements

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Citizens who have settled cases with Baltimore over alleged police misconduct are free to speak about their experiences regardless of any clause in their settlement agreement that restricts their speech, the city’s attorney said Wednesday. Baltimore City Solicitor Andre M. ...

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