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Police settle suit claiming racially motivated stop

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a $55,000 settlement with a Philadelphia man who claimed state troopers stopped him three times in two months because he is black and then pursued trumped-up charges that cost him 20 days in jail after he filed a Public Information Act request for details of the traffic stops.

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Frederick college reveals president’s severance

FREDERICK — Frederick Community College has released some details about the ouster of its former president following a newspaper’s filing of a Public Information Act request and lawsuit. The Frederick News-Post reports that the school released a redacted version Wednesday ...

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Maryland to allow health exchange info requests

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland will make information related to its health benefit exchange available through public information requests. But the state’s Public Information Act does prevent disclosure of confidential commercial or financial information. Rebecca Pearce, executive director of the Maryland Health ...

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Public records fight over Frederick Community College chief’s ouster

FREDERICK — The Frederick News-Post says it will ask a judge to force Frederick Community College to disclose information about the ouster of the school’s president. The newspaper said in an editorial Sunday that it will take the school to ...

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Carroll County opposes revealing citizen email links

WESTMINSTER — Carroll County is taking a stand against revealing private citizen email addresses. The Carroll County Times reports that the County Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to seek state legislation prohibiting disclosure of personal email addresses in documents requested under ...

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Solo Cup development foes seek records from councilwoman

A group opposed to rezoning a former industrial site in Owings Mills has filed a Maryland Public Information Act request seeking financial records and personal emails and text messages from Baltimore County Council Chairwoman Vicki Almond. Efforts by developer Greenberg ...

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Troopers are still profiling, lawsuit claims

Echoing decades-old racial profiling allegations, a Philadelphia man says Maryland State Police troopers stopped him three times in two months because he is black, then pursued trumped-up charges that cost him 20 days in jail after he filed a Public ...

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Montgomery County police, inspector battle over records

ANNAPOLIS — Attorneys for police officers and Montgomery County’s inspector general clashed Monday in the state’s highest court over access to documents held by the Internal Affairs Division, which investigated the police department’s handling of a car crash involving a ...

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