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. ...Read More »
Lillian Parker, a 50-year-old lunch lady in the Baltimore school system, was wrongfully arrested and thrown in jail for two days in 2007 on drug and weapons charges that were later dropped. She sued, seeking $2 million from the officers ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday considered whether to allow former Attorney General John Ashcroft to be sued for an American Muslim’s post-Sept. 11 arrest and detention using a law intended to make sure witnesses testify in criminal proceedings, ...Read More »
An East Baltimore man who spent nearly a month in jail on assault and robbery charges, even though the alleged victim said he was not involved in the December 2009 incident, has settled his suit against the arresting officers for ...Read More »
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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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 ...Read More »
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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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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »