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Former Baltimore police officer’s retaliation suit moves forward

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 ...

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Judge says Salisbury University students’ excessive force suit can proceed

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.

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Court considers damages cap in police-shooting death

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.

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Board of Estimates OKs two police-related settlements

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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The Daily Record’s Top 20 stories of 2011

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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Top 5: ‘He has permanent scarring’

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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