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Del. high court deciding whether state’s sheriffs have arrest powers

DOVER, Del. — The Delaware Supreme Court is weighing whether sheriffs in Delaware have the authority to arrest people after a hearing Wednesday in a legal battle between Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher and state and county officials. Christopher, a ...

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Department of Justice intervenes in retaliatory firing case

A former Queen Anne’s County detective will have the U.S. government’s help in her $10.5 million federal lawsuit alleging she was fired from the sheriff’s department in retaliation for having complained of being sexually assaulted by the sheriff’s brother, her supervising officer.

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Carroll County commander charged with misconduct during murder investigation

The chief investigator for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department lied to prosecutors and gave false testimony in two related homicide cases, according to misdemeanor misconduct-in-office charges Maryland State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt filed Wednesday.

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Facebook ‘like’ leads to Md. fugitive’s capture

TAZEWELL, Va. — A Maryland fugitive is in custody after his girlfriend’s “like” of a Virginia sheriff’s Facebook page led authorities to him. The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office says 29-year-old Dyllan Otto Naecker was captured Wednesday at his girlfriend’s residence ...

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Continuing conversation voids first-degree murder conviction

Maryland’s top court has overturned a first-degree murder conviction because a sheriff’s lieutenant kept talking to the suspect after he said he wanted a lawyer. The lieutenant continued to talk to Charles Robert Phillips for five to 10 minutes, telling ...

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Defense rests in Frederick stun-gun death trial

The defense has rested in a federal civil trial in Baltimore stemming from a man’s death after he was shocked twice by a deputy sheriff’s electric stun gun. The defense rested Monday after calling three witnesses on behalf of former ...

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