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

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh successfully argued that not every criticism of a person holding a position of public trust addresses a matter of public concern. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

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 ...

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Md. Senate bill would permit disclosure of police misconduct probes

"What we have done is move Maryland into the forefront of police reform," says Sen. Jill P. Carter, D-Baltimore.  (The Daily Record/File Photo)

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 ...

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

"No piece of legislation is perfect but the package is consequential and comprehensive," says Sen. Will Smith, D-Montgomery and chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. "This really does represent the most broad, sweeping meaningful change in police-community relations in over 40 years and I think collectively together it is going to move us in the right direction." (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

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

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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