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No separate trials in lawsuit against Baltimore police, task force officers

This undated file photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows Wayne Jenkins. Jenkins, one of the members of the disbanded Gun Trace Task Force, is facing new charges alleging he planted heroin during a 2010 arrest. (Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)

A federal judge denied the Baltimore Police Department’s request to hold separate trials in a civil lawsuit against the department and former Gun Trace Task Force officers, finding it would not necessarily save judicial resources and a single trial is unlikely ...

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Judge finds probable cause for GTTF arrest, grants judgment for officers in lawsuit

Wanda Keyes Heard, chief judge for the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Maryland. (File Photo/Maximilian Franz)

A Baltimore judge granted summary judgment for two former Gun Trace Task Force officers late Friday, finding they had probable cause to arrest a man for possession of a gun he claims was planted. Judge Wanda Keyes Heard had heard arguments ...

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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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