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Police lawyer knew deal was subject to MPIA (access required)

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 (access required)

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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The Daily Record’s top 10 online stories of 2010

Alongside our top 20 stories of the year series, selected by the editorial staff, that runs in Friday’s paper, we thought we would also give you the top 10 stories that you found most interesting in 2010. Using web analytics 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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Police chief Bealefeld pushed for details on misconduct settlements

Baltimore City Councilman James B. Kraft has asked Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III for a response to a series of recent articles in The Daily Record about the cost of settling lawsuits alleging police misconduct. The Southeast Baltimore Democrat’s ...

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Baltimore Board of Estimates approves 3 settlements (access required)

On the same day last week The Daily Record reported the details behind a previously confidential $200,000 mistaken arrest settlement, the Baltimore Board of Estimates approved another $195,000 in settlements related to police incidents. Unlike the long-secret case of Yakov ...

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Top 5: ‘This whole case was a tragedy of cataclysmic dimension’ (access required)

Brendan Kearney’s story on the Baltimore County music teacher wrongfully arrested on child sexual abuse charges dominated last week’s list of the most-read stories by The Daily Record’s legal team. 1. Settlement terms revealed in wrongful arrest case On the ...

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