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Prince George’s County settles lawsuit with Black, Hispanic officers

Prince George’s County will pay $8 million and its police department will change its methods for promoting officers to prevent the possibility of discrimination against Blacks and Hispanics who apply for promotion, under a settlement the department has reached with ...

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

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’

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

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

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

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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