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Tag Archives: U.S. District Court in Baltimore

Man sues Elkton police for excessive force, wrongful arrest

The Edward A. Garmatz United States Courthouse in Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Heather Cobun)

An Elkton man has filed suit against the town’s police department and two officers, alleging he was forcefully arrested without cause at his home in 2018. Darryl T. Wilson claims Officers Enos Detweiler and Jakob Brown came to his home for ...

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Judge dismisses counts, keeps potential claim against city in GTTF suit

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A federal judge dismissed portions of a man’s lawsuit against former Gun Trace Task Force members Tuesday but preserved a claim that the city is liable for allowing the Baltimore Police Department to develop a culture of violating citizens’ rights. ...

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Frederick faces suit over alleged free speech violations at protests

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A Virginia man filed suit against Frederick and its police chief Monday, alleging officers violated his free speech rights by restricting the abilities of animal rights advocates to protest horse-drawn carriage rides. Jason Saltz wanted to protest the carriage rides ...

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Pugh attorneys, supporters seek leniency in sentencing

FILE - In this June 8, 2018 file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. Baltimore’s acting leader has ordered an audit of a local nonprofit’s management of a $12 million youth fund after the organization was tied to the purchase and distribution of a portion of embattled Mayor Catherine Pugh’s hard-to-find illustrated books for children. The audit of Associated Black Charities’ work and a freeze of legislation that would renew its management of the taxpayer-financed fund comes as the first-term mayor is embroiled in an image-tarnishing scandal that threatens her political career.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

With prosecutors asking for nearly five years of incarceration for former Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh, her attorneys and supporters are seeking leniency, urging the judge in charge of Pugh’s sentencing next week to recognize her career of public service ...

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Federal jury awards $700K to man in prison assault civil case

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A federal jury awarded $700,000 Monday to a man assaulted by prison guards in 2013, finding the three guards as well as two supervisors liable for the attack. Kevin Younger was assaulted by several officers at the Maryland Reception, Diagnostic ...

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Baltimore opts to delay Clean Air Act implementation

The smokestack of the Wheelabrator waste-to-energy incenerator is seen from Russell Street. (Photo submitted by Emma Moore)

Baltimore will hold off on implementing its Clean Air Act emissions mandates until a federal judge rules on pending motions in a lawsuit challenging the ordinance. The Baltimore Clean Air Act, signed into law in March 2019, imposes emissions standards that ...

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City seeks dismissal of suit over eviction notice provisions in code

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Baltimore city moved to dismiss a lawsuit over a city code section that allows an eviction to proceed with no notice, arguing the plaintiffs’ claims “have no legal merit.” Marshall Todman and Tiffany Gattis filed suit in U.S. District Court ...

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Judge preserves claims against prison officials in 2013 inmate beating

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A federal lawsuit against prison officials by a man who was assaulted by correctional officers in 2013 can proceed, a federal judge has ruled. Kevin Younger was assaulted by several officers at the Maryland Reception, Diagnostics & Classification Center (MRDCC) ...

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