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Baltimore police department: Aerial surveillance constitutional

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison discusses his plan for crime reduction at the Greater Baltimore Committee on Wednesday. (Submitted photo)

The Baltimore Police Department this week defended the constitutionality of its planned use of aerial surveillance of the city, citing BPD’s compelling need to fight violent crime and saying Baltimoreans have no “reasonable expectation of privacy” when walking in public. ...

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Frederick faces suit over alleged free speech violations at protests

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A Virginia man filed suit against Frederick and its police chief Monday, alleging officers violated his free speech rights by restricting the abilities of animal rights advocates to protest horse-drawn carriage rides. Jason Saltz wanted to protest the carriage rides ...

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Law enforcement seeks to differentiate legal cannabis from contraband

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Rapidly changing law on marijuana use and possession in Maryland, from the decriminalization of small amounts to the legalization of medical use, has left some law enforcement officers wondering what the presence or odor of marijuana means for them when ...

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Ballot initiative group seeks review of JHU police force referendum question

Johns Hopkins University.(The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

A ballot initiative group formed to oppose the creation of a private police force for Johns Hopkins University is asking a judge to review the preliminary decision by the State Board of Elections that the issue cannot be subject to ...

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Prince George’s officers claim retaliation since filing civil rights suit

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Some of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging the Prince George’s Police Department discriminates against officers of color are claiming they are facing retaliation at work since the suit was filed. The lawsuit, filed in December, alleges the department is ...

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Hopkins to revisit plan for campus police force, weigh other measures

A police officer responds to a 2010 incident at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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Johns Hopkins University will revisit the issue of safety and security on and around its Baltimore campuses after an attempt to create a campus police force failed earlier this year. During the 2018 legislative session, a measure that would have ...

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