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Alfred Chestnut hugs his mother Sarah after his release on Nov. 25, 2019, in Baltimore. Chestnut was one of three men incarcerated for 36 years in Maryland who were exonerated in the slaying of a Baltimore teenager after a review of their case. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Oct 18, 2023

Lives ‘destroyed’: Baltimore approves $48M settlement for 3 men wrongfully convicted of murder

Three men who spent a combined 108 years in prison for murder before being exonerated in 2019 will receive a $48 million settlement.

Mar 1, 2023

Victims of Baltimore’s Gun Trace Task Force win $6M settlement after decade-long pursuit of justice

Baltimore's Board of Estimates approved a $6 million settlement, among the largest to result from the corrupt actions of the now-defunct Gun Trace Task Force.

The Baltimore Police Department says it is seeing success with its Crisis Response Team since its inception nearly six months ago. (Chelsea Jones/Capital News Service file photo.)
Aug 31, 2022

Baltimore poised to settle another GTTF evidence-planting lawsuit

Baltimore's Board of Estimates will vote on a six-figure settlement to end a civil rights lawsuit stemming from allegations that members of the corrupt Gun Trace Task Force planted a gun on a man.

Jan 21, 2020

Baltimore to pay $65K to settle suit over collision involving officer

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates is set to approve a $65,000 settlement with a woman who claims a police officer ran a red light and hit her vehicle. Tuesday Nemcek-Skelton filed suit in Baltimore City Circuit Court in 2018 alleging she had a green light on Lombard Street in December 2015 when Officer Jason […]

Oct 22, 2019

City law department recommends $40K settlement for unarmed man shot by police

The Baltimore Board of Estimates is set to approve a $40,000 payment Wednesday for a man who was shot by police in 2014 while he was unarmed and fleeing the scene of a burglary. Michael Johansen sued four officers and former Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts in federal court in 2015. The case was dismissed […]

Apr 24, 2019

Man shot by Laurel police in 2016 reaches settlement

A Baltimore County man who was shot by a Laurel Police Department officer in 2016 settled his federal lawsuit last week and the court dismissed the case Tuesday. Rashawn Curbeam filed suit last year in Prince George’s County Circuit Court — the case was later removed to U.S. District Court in Greenbelt — alleging an […]

Sep 24, 2018

Baltimore set to approve $30k settlement for fatal car chase

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates is set to approve a $30,000 settlement for the mother of a child struck and killed in a crash involving a driver fleeing from a police officer.

Aug 27, 2018

Baltimore spending panel to consider $30K settlement for child struck by police car

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates will consider a proposed $30,000 settlement Wednesday to resolve a lawsuit stemming from a 2015 incident where a police officer responding to a reported crime struck a child with his vehicle.

May 2, 2018

Baltimore board approves $9M to man wrongfully convicted of ’87 murder

Nine years after being released from prison where he was serving a life sentence, a Baltimore man who was wrongfully convicted will be compensated by the city for the more than 20 years he spent behind bars.

May 1, 2018

Baltimore spending board to vote on $50K settlement with arrestee

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates is set to approve Wednesday a $50,000 settlement with a man who injured his knee when a police officer threw him to the ground during an arrest.

Baltimore City Hall
Apr 16, 2018

Baltimore spending panel to consider $90K for man tackled, detained after witnessing robbery

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates is set to approve a $90,000 settlement Wednesday with a man who witnessed a robbery and was forcibly taken into custody and later charged with assault when he refused to go to the police station to give a formal statement.

Nov 7, 2017

Baltimore to approve settlement with man stunned, tackled outside nightclub

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates is set to approve Wednesday a $135,000 settlement with a man who was hit with a stun gun and forced to the ground by police who intervened after a bouncer put him in a chokehold. Jamar Kennedy filed suit in 2015 seeking $5 million for his injuries as well […]

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