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Baltimore Officers May Now be Personally Liable for Some Lawsuit Damages

February 7, 2018
The Baltimore police union said that forcing officers to pay up personally was a change in policy by the city. But City Solicitor Andre Davis said Wednesday the policy has not changed and officers have potentially been on the hook for decades in such cases.

Baltimore Judge Rules City Violated Contracts by Cutting Police, Fire Pension Benefits

January 4, 2018
A judge ruled Tuesday that former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of pension benefits "unlawfully withdrew" a variable pension benefit that paid out more money to retirees when the stock market improved.

Baltimore Drops More Criminal Cases Due to Alleged Police Misconduct

December 5, 2017
Prosecutors also said they have dropped or will drop more than 200 cases linked to officers involved in the body-camera incidents if more time isn't granted for additional investigation.

Baltimore Detective Was Shot With Own Gun, Struggled With Killer

November 22, 2017
Baltimore homicide Detective Sean Suiter was shot and killed with his own gun and there was evidence of a struggle between Suiter and his killer, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday.

New Evidence Found in Baltimore Detective's Killing

November 20, 2017
Davis said the new findings were the result of an autopsy completed over the weekend, which formally ruled Det. Suiter's death as a homicide by shooting.

Baltimore Police Van Driver Not Guilty on All 21 Administrative Charges in Freddie Gray Case

November 7, 2017
Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. was found not guilty on all administrative charges in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray Tuesday.

Judge Appoints Baltimore Consent Decree Monitor

October 3, 2017
A federal judge has appointed Kenneth Thompson, an attorney at the Baltimore-based law firm Venable, as monitor of the sweeping consent decree mandating local police reforms between Baltimore and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Jury Deadlocked in Trial of Officer Over Freddie Gray Case

December 15, 2015
Jurors in the trial of Baltimore police Officer William Porter reported Tuesday afternoon that they were deadlocked—but Judge Barry Williams sent them back to continue deliberating.

Baltimore to Pay Freddie Gray's Family $6.4 Million Settlement

September 8, 2015
Baltimore plans to pay Freddie Gray's family $6.4 million as a settlement for civil claims in his arrest and death.

Baltimore Commissioner Asks Officers for Input on Reorganization

July 20, 2015
Baltimore's interim police commissioner, Kevin Davis, is looking to reorganize the department and is seeking input from its 2,800 officers on how to do it.

Mosby Says She Learned From Mistakes of Family Members in Law Enforcement

July 16, 2015
When State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced criminal charges against six Baltimore police officers in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, she said five generations of her own family have worked in law enforcement. She says she has learned from those relatives' mistakes, as well as their sacrifice.

Baltimore FOP: Officers More Afraid of Going to Jail Than Getting Shot

May 29, 2015
The president of the Baltimore police union on Thursday said that criminals have become "empowered" following the recent unrest and that, with six officers charged in Freddie Gray's death, city police are more "afraid" of being arrested than shot on duty.

Violence Surges as Baltimore Police Officers Feel Hesitant

May 11, 2015
As the number of shootings and homicides has surged in Baltimore, some police officers say they feel hesitant on the job under intense public scrutiny and in the wake of criminal charges against six officers in the Freddie Gray case.

Maryland Governor Declares State of Emergency, Activates National Guard

April 27, 2015
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order Monday declaring a state of emergency and activating the National Guard because of violence in Baltimore, including attacks on police.

Baltimore Officers Seriously Injured in Riot

April 27, 2015
Students and other people were throwing rocks and bricks at Baltimore officers in riot gear today. Police say seven officers were seriously injured in the melee, some with broken bones.

Baltimore Delegation Rejects Guns in Schools for Police

March 10, 2015
Officers in the Baltimore school system's police force won't be able to carry guns inside schools any time soon. The city's delegation effectively killed legislation that would have lifted the prohibition.

High Court to Hear Appeal From Baltimore Police Officer

March 2, 2015
The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from a former Baltimore city police officer convicted on charges of extortion and conspiracy to commit extortion in a kickback scheme.

Patrol Shift Changes to Revolutionize Crime Fight, Baltimore Police Say

January 13, 2015
Baltimore police and city officials say a new police patrol schedule will put more officers on the streets at the most needed times, give officers more time off, and cut overtime spending.

DOJ Reveals Plans to Review Baltimore PD

October 21, 2014
A U.S. Department of Justice official pledged Monday to conduct a thorough, independent and objective review of the city police force after hearing more concerns from residents about excessive force and other misconduct by Baltimore officers.

Baltimore PD Teams with Local Businesses to Renovate Police Stations

September 18, 2014
Baltimore City Police Department has teamed with area businesses for a citywide revitalization initiative in Baltimore's police districts to better serve their communities. Many of the police district buildings are rundown and in critical need of renovations.
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