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Feb 28, 2023

Brown seeks litigation authority to fight bias, law enforcement misconduct

Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown pressed lawmakers for the authority to investigate and litigate instances of widespread unlawful discrimination.

Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown waves to an audience of legislators in the House of Delegates after he is sworn into office as the state's first Black attorney general on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023 in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
Feb 14, 2023

Md. attorney general seeks authority to prosecute police-involved deaths

Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown urged lawmakers to allow him to prosecute police officers he finds criminally at fault for having killed someone.

Jan 10, 2023

Md. Supreme Court considers fee waiver denial in police records case

The Baltimore Police Department last week defended its decision not to waive a $245,000 fee for police misconduct records requested by a community advocacy group.

The Baltimore Police Department says it is seeing success with its Crisis Response Team since its inception nearly six months ago. (Chelsea Jones/Capital News Service file photo.)
Dec 14, 2022

Maryland public defender, ACLU supporting lawsuit over public records fees for police files

A lawsuit challenging "exorbitant" fees for police misconduct files requested under Maryland's public records law has drawn support from a variety of groups.

Nov 8, 2022

With historic victory, Brown plans expansion of Md. attorney general’s role

Attorney General-elect Anthony Brown plans to boost the office’s functions to help investigate crimes and examine patterns and practices of police misconduct.

Feb 9, 2021

Frosh seeks standards on police force, no-knocks, weapons

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday called for a statewide standard on the use of police force, sharp limits on the use of no-knock warrants, a ban on police use of military weapons and the creation of a database of police misconduct to ensure bad Maryland officers cannot hide from their past. Frosh […]

Jan 21, 2021

Md. Senate bill would permit disclosure of police misconduct probes

Saying the legislation would help uncover law enforcement’s bad apples, a Baltimore state senator urged her colleagues Thursday to pass legislation that would remove documents relating to police misconduct investigations from the list of “personnel records” automatically exempt from disclosure under the Maryland Public Information Act. Sen. Jill P. Carter said her bill was spurred […]

Dec 13, 2020

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

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 from the public. The 1974 Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights act enables departments to […]

Apr 3, 2020

Man sues Elkton police for excessive force, wrongful arrest

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 a report of a disturbance in October 2018 though no disturbance had occurred, according to […]

Apr 1, 2020

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

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. Robert Johnson, the passenger in a car stopped by GTTF officers Momodu Gondo and Jemell […]

Mar 3, 2020

Court affirms conviction for staged evidence find caught on body cam

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 and misconduct in office and convicted by a judge at a bench trial. He was […]

Feb 10, 2020

Baltimore argues it has no duty to pay 2 GTTF judgments

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. Conroy, chief solicitor for the city’s Law Department, told the Court of Appeals that state [&hellip[...]

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