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Tag Archives: wrongful arrest

Police lawyer knew deal was subject to MPIA

Less than a month before The Daily Record’s Maryland Public Information Act request for documents related to the then-confidential Yakov Shapiro settlement was denied, the lawyer representing the Baltimore Police Department in the case explained to the attorney for the ...

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Commissioner Bealefeld doesn’t address police settlements

At a Monday press conference to tout last year’s decrease in violent crime and to call for tougher sentences for gun offenders, Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III refused to answer questions about police behavior that has cost city ...

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Week in review: December 31, 2010

EPA unveils bay restoration plan The federal Environmental Protection Agency outlined a plan of action Wednesday to restore the Chesapeake Bay, involving Maryland and five other states and the District of Columbia. The plan involves individual agreements for each state and ...

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Editorial: Secrecy is not an option

Who’s telling the truth? The City of Baltimore says Yakov Shapiro demanded secrecy as a condition of settling his wrongful-arrest lawsuit for $200,000. Shapiro’s lawyer says the city insisted on a “gag order,” and provided copies of correspondence that seem ...

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City denies seeking secrecy; plaintiff’s lawyer claims proof

Watch video of Mayor Rawlings-Blake’s response Related coverage Settlement terms revealed in wrongful arrest case City solicitor defends confidential settlement Audio recording from Yakov Shapiro’s initial bail hearing Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she, like the city’s top lawyer, has ...

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