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Baltimore Board of Estimates to consider $80K settlement of false arrest lawsuit

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates is scheduled to consider Wednesday a $80,000 settlement with a Laurel man who alleged he was falsely arrested on drug charges more than three years ago. Antonio Smittick alleged he was detained and questioned by police ...

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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

From top row, left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero, and bottom row from left, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice and Alicia D. White, the six police officers charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. (Baltimore Police Department via AP)

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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