Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown pressed lawmakers for the authority to investigate and litigate instances of widespread unlawful discrimination.
Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown urged lawmakers to allow him to prosecute police officers he finds criminally at fault for having killed someone.
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.
A lawsuit challenging "exorbitant" fees for police misconduct files requested under Maryland's public records law has drawn support from a variety of groups.
Attorney General-elect Anthony Brown plans to boost the office’s functions to help investigate crimes and examine patterns and practices of police misconduct.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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[...]