A lawsuit filed by a former Baltimore City police detective who alleged he experienced retaliation after reporting police misconduct can move forward, a federal judge has ruled. Joseph Crystal, who worked as an officer from 2008 until he resigned about ...Read More »
A Baltimore man has filed suit against a city police officer who allegedly punched and tackled him in an altercation that was captured on video in February. Antonio Moore is seeking a combined $6 million in compensatory and punitive damages ...Read More »
Four Salisbury University students can proceed with their federal civil-rights lawsuit against the Eastern Shore city, alleging its police force has a pattern or custom of targeting and harassing the school’s students as evinced by an officer’s alleged use of excessive force in falsely arresting the quartet.Read More »
On May 27, 2004, three children, Lucero Espinoza, age 8, her brother, Ricardo Espinoza, Jr., age 9, and their cousin Alexis Espenjo Quezada, age 10, were killed while alone in an apartment in Northwest BaltimoreRead More »
The Maryland legislature never intended to cap the financial compensation available for victims of egregiously unconstitutional police misconduct, a lawyer for the family of a man killed by an off-duty Prince George’s County officer told the state’s top court Monday.Read More »
The Baltimore Board of Estimates last week approved a $155,000 settlement with a Baltimore couple who had sued the city police department after police searched the husband in the street for drugs. Wesley Williams and Shaney Pendelton, who have two ...
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What were the biggest news stories of 2011? Race cars zooming around the Inner Harbor? Potential promised (new development in Owings Mills) or potential unrealized (development in East Baltimore, the future of horse racing in Maryland)? Maybe it can be ...
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Two multimillion-dollar lawsuits filed in Baltimore City are among the most-read legal affairs stories this week. One lawsuit alleges police misconduct, the other filed in response to a boy being attacked by the pit bull. But the top stories of ...
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A year ago, Rodney L. Smith and Christopher Owens were facing prison time, with a half-dozen members of the Baltimore Police Department lined up to testify that they resisted arrest and assaulted officers during an October 2009 traffic stop. On ...Read More »