Baltimore taxpayers have paid at least $16.8 million since July 2004 to settle lawsuits involving the city police department. The cases range from garden-variety policy misconduct to a $6 million settlement in the case of Jeffrey Alston, who was paralyzed ...Read More »
Two months into 2011, verdicts or settlements of lawsuits alleging misconduct by Baltimore police officers have cost the city more than $800,000. Settlements of such cases totaled more than $7.25 million from mid-2007 to mid-2010, and there were additional settlements ...
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While Baltimore City Solicitor George A. Nilson and Steven Kupferberg, the attorney for mistakenly arrested violinist Yakov Shapiro, still differ as to the origin of the confidentiality of their settlement, allow me to offer a few updates related to the ...Read More »
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake responds to questions from Daily Record reporter Brendan Kearney about his Dec. 22 story on a wrongful arrest that lead to a $200,000 settlement with the city.Read More »
When Yakov Shapiro was mistaken by Baltimore police for a Rabbi accused of inappropriately touching two young boys, the Russian refugee's life was changed forever. Shapiro's lawyer, Steven Kupferberg, retells the story of how his client came to be arrested and the lawsuit that followed.Read More »
It turns out the story of Yakov Shapiro’s mistaken arrest was public all along. You just had to know where to look. And until this month, Baltimore City Solicitor George A. Nilson was not interested in playing guide through the ...Read More »