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Baltimore’s lawyer: No more limits on speech in police settlements

Citizens who have settled cases with Baltimore over alleged police misconduct are free to speak about their experiences regardless of any clause in their settlement agreement that restricts their speech, the city’s attorney said Wednesday. Baltimore City Solicitor Andre M. ...

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Baltimore city spending panel to approve $45K police settlement

Baltimore’s spending panel is set to approve a $45,000 settlement with a woman who claims police used excessive force when they removed her from her car during a 2015 traffic stop. D’Wan Whetstone filed suit in U.S. District Court in ...

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BPD sergeant facing 32-count indictment for alleged pattern of misconduct

A Baltimore police sergeant is accused of a pattern of harassing and forcibly arresting individuals who observed, filmed or commented on police activity over the course of months. Sgt. Ethan Newberg, a 24-year veteran of the department, was indicted Thursday ...

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City to approve $8M settlement with police trainee shot in 2013

Baltimore is prepared to pay $8 million to settle a lawsuit with a police trainee who was shot in the head during a training exercise in 2013. Raymond Gray’s lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department and Officer William Scott Kern ...

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City, ACLU spar over impact of executive order on ‘gag’ clauses

Baltimore will stop imposing “gag” orders on people who settle lawsuits with the city, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced Monday, but the ACLU of Maryland called the step a “meaningless sham” that “changes nothing.” Young signed an executive order Friday ...

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As council weighs ‘gag order’ ban, city asks for rehearing on ruling

The day after two Baltimore City Council members introduced a bill to ban “gag orders” in police settlement agreements, the city’s lawyer filed a petition to reverse an appellate opinion that found such orders unconstitutional. Council President Brandon M. Scott and ...

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4th Circuit: Baltimore police settlement ‘gag orders’ violated 1st Amendment

The Baltimore Police Department cannot impose broad “gag orders” limiting what plaintiffs can say about settlement agreements, a federal appeals court panel ruled Thursday. A three-judge panel for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled by a 2-1 vote ...

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Report: BPD marine unit spent $30K on mismanaged salvage operation

The Baltimore Police Department’s marine unit wasted more than $30,000 in a botched boat salvage operation in late 2016 and early 2017, the city’s inspector general has concluded. The unit began removing a 32-foot boat from the Inner Harbor near ...

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

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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