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Jury Awards More Than $37M to Family of Maryland Woman Over Fatal Police Shooting

February 16, 2018
A Baltimore County jury has ruled in favor of the family of Korryn Gaines — and awarded more than $37 million in damages — in the civil lawsuit brought by the family of the Randallstown, MD, woman who was fatally shot by a county police officer after a six-hour standoff in 2016.

Maryland Lawmaker Wants to Disband Baltimore Police Department

February 14, 2018
To support his argument, Ali cited the example of Camden, N.J., which disbanded its troubled police force in 2013 and rebuilt the agency in ways that some say have led to a reduction in violent crime.

Baltimore Detectives Convicted in Corruption Trial

February 13, 2018
A federal jury convicted two Baltimore police detectives for their roles in one of the biggest police corruption scandals in city history.

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 Police Union Calls for Better Training for Recruits

February 6, 2018
The president of the local police union in Baltimore on Monday thanked a police academy legal instructor for voicing concerns about the preparedness of new recruits who received guns and badges over the weekend, saying the "training deficiencies that he exposed are real and should, by no means, be allowed to continue."

Baltimore to Use Fingerprint Scanners to Track Officer Work Hours

February 1, 2018
The move comes as the department struggles to control ongoing overtime spending of nearly a million dollars a week, and amid the ongoing federal trial of two Gun Trace Task Force officers whose colleagues have admitted to rampant overtime fraud by the unit.

2 MD Troopers Shot, Wounded Following Standoff

January 26, 2018
Two Maryland State Police troopers were shot and a suspect was fatally shot during a barricade situation and shootout in Allegany County, police said.

Baltimore’s New Police Commissioner Says First Days of Anti-Crime “Blitz” Successful

January 23, 2018
De Sousa said an effort to deploy more officers onto the street for a 13-day operation had already resulted in 19 guns’ being seized, including a rifle and a shotgun, and 55 arrests.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Fired Over Murder Stats

January 19, 2018
"My decision is because I'm impatient," Mayor Pugh said at a news conference at City Hall. "My decision is based on the fact that we need to get these [murder] numbers down. ... I'm looking for new and creative, innovative ways to change what we're seeing here every day."

MD Officer Used Pistol to Break Car Window, Accidentally Shot Driver

January 10, 2018
The officer, Todd Archer, will not be criminally charged, according to authorities, but he remains under administrative investigation by the Montgomery Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division.

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 Residents Blame Record-High Murder Rate On Lower Police Presence

January 2, 2018
Some Baltimore residents attribute the high murder rate to relaxed police patrols in the city following high-profile cases of police brutality, saying officers have backed off in neighborhoods.

MD Officer Rescues Bald Eagle on Christmas Eve

December 27, 2017
Lt. Woods "quickly responded with his gear and gently scooped the eagle up, placed her in an eagle transport box, and took her to Owl Moon Raptor Rescue.

FBI Won't Take Over Investigation into Baltimore Detective's Death

December 27, 2017
The FBI has rejected calls for it to take over the investigation into the fatal shooting of a Baltimore homicide detective who was set to testify in a federal police corruption case last month.

Suspect Fleeing Baltimore Police in Vehicle Pursuit Opens Fire on Random People

December 15, 2017
"This could have been much, much worse," Baltimore police commissioner Kevin Davis said at an afternoon press conference.

FBI Agent, MD State Fire Official Killed in Crash

December 11, 2017
An FBI agent and a state fire marshal's office official died Friday night after they were struck by a car at the scene of a crash on Interstate 270 in Montgomery County, Maryland State Police said.

FBI Has Not Responded to Baltimore Request to Take Over Duty Death Investigation

December 8, 2017
The FBI is heavily involved in a police corruption case that Suiter was scheduled to testify in the day after he was shot. Powers noted that the U.S. Justice Department also is technically overseeing the Baltimore Police as part of an ongoing consent decree mandating police reforms.

Mosby Argues for Immunity Against Lawsuit by Officers Prosecuted for Freddie Gray Death

December 8, 2017
Arguments on the lawsuit are being heard before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond. Mosby is asking the court to overturn a judge’s decision to allow parts of the officers’ lawsuit against her to go to trial.

Video: MD Governor's Crime Plan Sends State Police to Baltimore

December 6, 2017
He reiterated his criticism that Mayor Catherine Pugh’s anti-violence plan focuses too much on providing services to young people to prevent crime in the future instead of fighting crime today.

MD Governor's Crime Plan Sends State Police to Baltimore

December 6, 2017
He reiterated his criticism that Mayor Catherine Pugh’s anti-violence plan focuses too much on providing services to young people to prevent crime in the future instead of fighting crime today. More Here.
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