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Tag Archives: wrongful arrest

Lawsuit: Md. man spent months in jail after false murder arrest

A Queen Anne’s County man has filed a lawsuit alleging he was wrongfully imprisoned for more than six months after the county sheriff’s department falsely arrested him for killing his neighbor despite a lack of eyewitness testimony or physical evidence. ...

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Pregnant witness settles wrongful arrest suit

The Baltimore Board of Estimates is poised to approve a $125,000 settlement in the case of a pregnant woman who was forcibly arrested, jailed and prosecuted after intervening in a police investigation of a beating she witnessed outside her East ...

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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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