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Gahiji A. Tshamba

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  • Officer Tshamba's behavior not surprising

    Why should any of us be surprised that Officer Gahiji Tshamba got angry and shot a man 12 times ("City officer gets 15-year term," Aug. 17). A few years ago, this police officer, while off duty and intoxicated, fired a gun at a car. Incredibly, he was...
  • When damsels really aren't in distress

    Maybe it's a girl thing. Or rather, if only it had stayed a girl thing. That's what I thought, watching two cases that have been winding through the criminal justice system recently. On Tuesday, the now fired but then off-duty Baltimore policeman Gahiji...
  • Corrections

    In an article in Friday's editions of The Baltimore Sun about the former hospital ship Sanctuary, the name of Richard Scher, spokesman for the Maryland Port Administration, was misspelled. Because of inaccurate information provided by a defense attorney,...
  • Baltimore Police name officer in shooting, a policy that was nearly stopped

    Baltimore Police name officer in shooting, a policy that was nearly stopped
    Baltimore Police have identified a police officer involved in the shooting of a knife-wielding man earlier this week in West Baltimore. The identification of Officer Fred Murray, who shot a 49-year-old man Tuesday in the 1200 block of Oakhurst Pl.,...
  • 2011: A re-wind

    2011: A re-wind
    Fast cars zipped around downtown Baltimore streets and, it turns out, the race promoters' financial messes. A robocall that urged voters to relax and stay home led jurors to a vote of their own: guilty of election fraud. We bade farewell to an iconic...
  • In federal prison, Baltimore cops get no breaks

    Police officers convicted of a crime in Maryland and sentenced to state prison are typically housed in segregated areas for their safety, far from most other inmates. But those prosecuted in U.S. District Court and sent to federal prison — like the...
  • Officer indicted in Christopher Brown's death after fight

    Officer indicted in Christopher Brown's death after fight
    A Baltimore County police officer was indicted Wednesday in the death of a Randallstown teen, but the charges drew criticism from the boy's mother and the community, who continued calls for an outside investigation. James D. Laboard, a nine-year veteran,...
  • Laboard manslaughter charges appropriate, lawyers say

    Laboard manslaughter charges appropriate, lawyers say
    Only James D. Laboard knows his intentions the night Baltimore County police said the off-duty officer chased a group of teens who had thrown a rock at his home. But as authorities considered charges in the ensuing death of Christopher Brown, they had to...
  • Anthony Anderson case in prosecutors' hands

    Anthony Anderson case in prosecutors' hands
    Baltimore police have turned over to prosecutors their investigation into the death of Anthony Anderson, who the state medical examiner says died in September from blunt force traumaduring an arrest in East Baltimore.  Police spokesman Anthony...
  • Violence affected Marine's life long before his killing

    Violence affected Marine's life long before his killing
    It was after 1 a.m. on June 5, 2010. Tyrone Brown had already had plenty to drink. But he wasn't ready to go home. The 32-year-old Baltimore native tried to drag his sister and a friend into Club Hippo, but they didn't want to go into a gay bar,...
  • Witnesses' accounts of shooting of Tyrone Brown

    Excerpts from witness statements taken after off-duty Officer Gahiji Tshamba shot Tyrone Brown. "The dark skin gentlemen [Brown] who was walking with the, the two young ladies had his hands in the air and he was walking back, you know, like trying to...