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ACLU appeals dismissal of lawsuit over Baltimore police settlement confidentiality clauses

In this March 31, 2016, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Officer Jordan Distance stands on a street corner during a foot patrol in Baltimore. Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being presented Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

The plaintiffs challenging Baltimore’s policy of including non-disparagement clauses in police misconduct settlements are appealing a federal judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis ruled last month the clauses do not violate free-speech and free-press rights, ...

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