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Judge awards $30.7 million to Baltimore police, fire retirees (access required)

A Baltimore judge on Tuesday awarded $30.7 million to retired and retirement-eligible city police and firefighters in compensation for changes Baltimore made to its pension system that eliminated a stock market-based benefit. Baltimore City Circuit Judge Julie R. Rubin’s award ...

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From the steps of the War Memorial: Mosby speaks of Gray ‘homicide’

Baltimore’s chief prosecutor has charged six city police officers in what she called the “homicide” of Freddie Gray while in custody following an “illegal arrest.” The charges include second degree depraved heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, second degree assaul, manslaughter by vehicle, false imprisonment and misconduct in office.

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Jury awards black D.C. officers $425K for retaliation

WASHINGTON — A federal jury has for the second time ruled in favor of five black District of Columbia police officers who said they were retaliated against after raising allegations of racial discrimination. The jury awarded the officers $425,000 in ...

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Court of Special Appeals upholds cops’ convictions in drop-off cases (access required)

The Court of Special Appeals has affirmed the misconduct convictions of two Baltimore police officers who picked up two teenagers in an unmarked van while on patrol and dropped them off miles from their homes — one of them without socks or shoes.

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ACLU seeks policies ensuring right to video police

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland says it wants police officers statewide to know citizens have the right to record their actions. The ACLU chapter announced Monday that it is asking law enforcement agencies statewide for clear policies and ...

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High court hints at OK on Arizona immigration law

WASHINGTON — Bucking the Obama administration, Supreme Court justices seemed to find little trouble Wednesday with major parts of Arizona’s tough immigration law that require police to check the legal status of people they stop for other reasons. But the ...

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1 officer convicted, 1 pleads guilty in towing scandal (access required)

Baltimore Police Officer Samuel Ocasio was convicted Thursday for his part in a wide-ranging towing scheme in the city that could land him behind bars for 25 years. Ocasio, 36, of Edgewood, was convicted by a jury in U.S. District ...

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P.G. officers suspended amid firearm discharge investigation

BRENTWOOD — Prince George’s County police say two officers have been suspended while officials investigate an incident in which an officer discharged his gun. Police said Monday that videotape evidence does not support the initial account of the incident that ...

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