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Police: Use of pepper spray at party at U. Md. could have been avoided

The University of Maryland’s police chief apologized and said an officer has been “severely disciplined” for using pepper spray on a student at an off-campus graduation party attended primarily by African-American students. Police were called to the party at the ...

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Judge dismisses lawsuit against Baltimore police, enforces Md. damages cap

A federal judge Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by a police trainee who lost an eye after being accidentally shot during a training exercise and refused a $200,000 settlement offered to him by Baltimore city. Raymond Gray’s attorney, A. Dwight ...

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2 Baltimore schools officers charged after video probe

Two Baltimore schools police officers have been charged after cellphone video surfaced showing one of them slapping and kicking a teen at a school while the second officer stood by. Anthony Spence, 44, and Saverna Bias, 53, turned themselves in ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: A bitter but necessary pill for Baltimore to swallow

The City of Baltimore has sought permission from the City Council to spend $2 million to hire the Washington, D.C., law firm WilmerHale to represent it in matters relating to the Department of Justice’s pattern and practice investigation of the ...

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Questions remain as Baltimore police roll out body cameras

As the Baltimore Police Department prepares to equip 3,000 officers with body-worn cameras amid increasing scrutiny of police interactions with the public, questions remain about how the footage will be handled and who will have access to it. Baltimore Mayor ...

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