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Family of Baltimore man who died of asthma attack while in police custody sues

The family of a Baltimore man who died in police custody in February has filed a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit against the officers involved in the case. Trayvon Scott suffered an asthma attack while sitting handcuffed in the 4700 ...

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Experts: Plea bargains unlikely, separate trials at issue in Freddie Gray case

The case against the six Baltimore police officers indicted in the death of Freddie Gray has shifted in earnest to the circuit court, with defense lawyers filing a string of motions last week attacking the prosecution and seeking a change ...

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Experts: Indictments not likely to change defense lawyers’ approach in Freddie Gray case

Defense lawyers for the six police officers charged in connection with the death last month of Freddie Gray had been anticipating grand jury indictments for their clients. And legal observers say little from Thursday’s announcement will affect how they proceed ...

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In Freddie Gray court filings, a strategy behind the blustery rhetoric

“Extra-prosecutorial motivations and ambitions.” “Like a pinball on a machine far past TILT.” Defendants “served up to the masses.” The six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray have yet to appear in court, but ...

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Police brutality lawsuits: the Freddie Gray effect

Covering Baltimore trial courts, I’ve written a lot of stories about lawsuits alleging police brutality. They’ve become so routine that, right or wrong, I only report ones with interesting or unusual details, such as the story in Tuesday’s paper involving ...

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