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Jury rejects Montgomery County woman’s excessive-force claims

A federal jury has ruled against a woman who alleged in an $18 million lawsuit that Montgomery County police officers roughed her up after responding to a call that she had tried to kill herself. Melissa Dent claimed the four ...

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Bernstein opens trial of Baltimore officers accused of kidnapping

Gregg Bernstein introduced himself to jurors Wednesday as the Baltimore City state’s attorney. Then he introduced the three police officers accused of kidnapping and abandoning two Baltimore teenagers, pointing to each one for emphasis. “They thought that just because they ...

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Bernstein prevails, gets 1 trial for 3 officers

Gregg Bernstein lost his first contention Thursday while trying his inaugural case as Baltimore City state’s attorney. But prosecutors ultimately prevailed on a key, preliminary issue when a judge ruled three police officers accused of kidnapping and abandoning two Baltimore ...

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City settles police misconduct claims

Two months into 2011, verdicts or settlements of lawsuits alleging misconduct by Baltimore police officers have cost the city more than $800,000. Settlements of such cases totaled more than $7.25 million from mid-2007 to mid-2010, and there were additional settlements ...

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31 Baltimore officers suspended; 17 facing federal charges

Thirty-one Baltimore police officers have been suspended after authorities uncovered a towing extortion scheme, and 17 of them are facing federal charges. The department is starting suspension hearings Thursday for the officers, many of whom were assigned to the northeastern ...

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Suspended Prince George’s County police officers return to duty

UPPER MARLBORO — Prince George’s County police say seven suspended officers have returned to full duty. Police spokesman Maj. Andy Ellis says a department review panel decided to bring the officers back this week. The group includes a deputy chief ...

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FBI talks to Prince George’s County officers about beating

WASHINGTON — The FBI was interviewing dozens of Prince George’s County officers on Friday about a videotape showing three officers in riot gear beating a University of Maryland student during a rowdy celebration after a basketball game. Agents are interviewing ...

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At least 46 Prince George’s County officers accused of misconduct

UPPER MARLBORO — Three Prince George’s County police officers who have been arrested as part of a federal investigation into corruption in the county represent only a fraction of county police officers accused of misconduct in other cases. That’s according ...

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