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PG police must change biased promotion system, U.S. judge says

The judge based his preliminary decision on statistical evidence indicating the department's promotional system has an “adverse impact” on officers of color, as shown by their low promotion rates. (Washington Post/Matt McClain)

A federal judge Wednesday ordered the Prince George’s County Police Department to change its method for promoting officers, saying the PGCPD likely discriminated intentionally against Black and Hispanic officers who applied for promotion. U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang based ...

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Harford sheriff: Racial bias allegation by attorney ‘unfounded’

Andrew Freeman, left, and Chelsea Crawford, right, of Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP, sit with their client Rashad James, center, to announce a complaint filed on James' behalf with the Harford County Sheriff's Office. (The Daily Record / Heather Cobun)

Representatives from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office declared an allegation of racial bias in a courthouse last month “unfounded” Tuesday, but attorneys for the Maryland Legal Aid attorney who made the complaint continue to believe their client was treated differently ...

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Pocomoke City to enter consent decree in lawsuit over racial discrimination

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The Pocomoke City Police Department will partially resolve ongoing litigation over race discrimination with a consent decree, the ACLU of Maryland announced Thursday. A federal judge is expected to enter judgment against the city on claims of discrimination and retaliation ...

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Black lawyer accuses Harford Co. deputy of discrimination

Andrew Freeman, left, and Chelsea Crawford, right, of Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP, sit with their client Rashad James, center, to announce a complaint filed on James' behalf with the Harford County Sheriff's Office. (The Daily Record / Heather Cobun)

A Maryland Legal Aid attorney is accusing a sheriff’s deputy of racial discrimination for detaining him outside a courtroom earlier this month and accusing him of being his absent client, not the client’s attorney. Rashad James, who is black, says that ...

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Md. court overturns ex-police chief’s misconduct conviction

Judge Andrea M. Leahy, writing for the panel, found that “people have a reasonable expectation of privacy that their cell phones will not be used as real-time tracking devices by law enforcement.” (File)

Maryland’s second-highest court on Thursday overturned a former Pocomoke City police chief’s official misconduct conviction, saying he was wrongfully denied the opportunity to present at trial expert testimony that his refusal to cite a motorist after a car crash was ...

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EEOC suing janitorial service company for racial discrimination

A national company that provides janitorial services to more than 200 entities in Maryland is facing a federal lawsuit for allegedly engaging in discriminatory practices against African Americans. Florida-based Diversified Maintenance Systems LLC showed an “ongoing pattern” of discrimination against ...

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