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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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On GTTF indemnity, is Baltimore choosing fiscal policy over public policy?

The three named plaintiffs each claim Baltimore police officers took his or her belongings after being shot by unknown assailants. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Potential civil lawsuits against the Baltimore Police Department’s corrupt and disbanded Gun Trace Task Force are piling up, and the city is prepared to spend years litigating whether it should have to pay for any judgments against the imprisoned officers.

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Baltimore to partially cover punitive damages in police misconduct case

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis (File photo)

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre M. Davis announced Friday the city will pay the majority of a $40,000 punitive damage award on behalf of a group of police officers but stressed that the decision is “entirely unrelated to the spurious assertions” by ...

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Baltimore jury awards $130K for broken arm in arrest during ’15 unrest

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A Baltimore jury on Friday awarded $130,000 to a man whose arm was broken by police when he was forcibly removed from a bus during the unrest following the death of Freddie Gray in 2015. Myreq Williams was attempting to ...

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Baltimore grand jury indicts officer involved in controversial body camera incident

This still from body camera footage captured by Officer Richard Pinheiro in January shows him holding a bag with drugs he found inside a can in a vacant Baltimore lot - a can Pinheiro himself apparently planted based on body camera footage seconds earlier.

A Baltimore city grand jury has indicted a police officer on charges of tampering with or fabricating evidence and misconduct in office based on body worn camera footage that surfaced last year appearing to show him placing drugs on the ground then ...

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ACLU appeals dismissal of lawsuit over Baltimore police settlement confidentiality clauses

The three named plaintiffs each claim Baltimore police officers took his or her belongings after being shot by unknown assailants. (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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Baltimore Board of Estimates approves payment of $147K jury award

“Just because it's controversial doesn’t make it unconstitutional,” Andre M. Davis, shown in a 2017 photo, told the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday in defending Baltimore's aerial surveillance program. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates voted Wednesday to authorize payment of a $147,100 jury award to two men were assaulted and wrongfully arrested by police in 2013. A Baltimore City Circuit Court jury found in favor of the plaintiffs, ...

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