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Lawmakers eye giving Maryland AG prosecuting power in police shootings

The Maryland attorney general’s authority to investigate local police-involved slayings derives from a 2021 law sparked by the murder of an unarmed Black man in Minnesota, but the law needs a controversial expansion to achieve the goal of inspiring public ...

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Harford County sheriff ordered to turn over evidence in fatal police shooting

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office must cede its investigation into an April 23 police shooting to the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, a county judge ruled Thursday. The ruling is the first judicial test for a 2021 law that granted Attorney ...

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Baltimore woman whose son was killed by police can make case to grand jury

A Baltimore woman whose son was killed by police in 2012 can present documents to a grand jury in an effort to spur an investigation into the deadly shooting, an appeals court has ruled. The ruling is a partial victory ...

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Baltimore County agrees to pay $6.5M in fatal police shooting

Baltimore County has agreed to pay $6.5 million to the family of a man fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop on an interstate highway two years ago. The agreement settles the family’s federal lawsuit alleging that ...

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Lawsuit over Baltimore police trainee shooting tentatively settled

A federal lawsuit filed by a Baltimore police trainee who was shot in the head during a training exercise in 2013 has been tentatively settled, according to attorneys. Raymond Gray’s lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department and Officer William Scott Kern ...

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Judges may deny video replays in closing arguments, Md. high court says

Maryland Court of Appeals

Trial judges have broad discretion as to whether criminal-defense attorneys may replay trial testimony via video during closing arguments, Maryland’s top court ruled Thursday in upholding a Baltimore police officer’s conviction for shooting an unarmed man. In its decision, the ...

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PG County officer evades liability for now-unconstitutional act

If the allegations are true, a Prince George’s County police officer violated a suspected violent criminal’s constitutional rights in 2012 by shooting the armed, but non-threatening man while making an arrest, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. But the officer, ...

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