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  • Misbehaving cops [Editorial]

    Misbehaving cops  [Editorial]
    Taking their queue from the classic movie "Casablanca," some city officials are declaring themselves "shocked, shocked!" to learn that police brutality is a serious problem in Baltimore. An investigative report on Sunday by The Sun's Mark Puente found the city has paid out more than $5.7 million since 2011 in judgments or settlements of more than 100 lawsuits brought by citizens alleging excessive use of force and other police misconduct. Three years earlier, the city's budget office also raised concerns over its spending $10.4 million from 2008 through 2011 — an average of about $3.5 million annually — defending the Baltimore Police Department against misconduct lawsuits. Yet City Council members claim they had no idea how pervasive the wrongdoing was or how much it costs city taxpayers every year. Don't they read the mayor's budget proposals?
  • Baltimore leaders call for change following investigation into alleged police brutality

    Baltimore leaders call for change following investigation into alleged police brutality
    Baltimore lawmakers and community activists called Sunday for more reforms and federal oversight of the city's Police Department after learning about broken bones and battered faces from an investigation into allegations of police brutality in recent...

    Baltimore targets fraud by police and fire workers

    Baltimore targets fraud by police and fire workers
    Several months ago, Baltimore Inspector General Robert H. Pearre Jr. quietly decided to dedicate an agent solely to investigating workers' compensation and disability fraud within Baltimore's police and fire departments — and this week investigators...

    Lawsuit brought by man convicted in 1987 killing can proceed

    Lawsuit brought by man convicted in 1987 killing can proceed
    A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a lawsuit brought against the Baltimore Police Department and three officers by a man who says he was wrongfully convicted of murder in a 1987 killing can proceed. James Owens was charged in the robbery,...

    Cardin joins rights groups seeking new racial profiling guidance

    Cardin joins rights groups seeking new racial profiling guidance
    Sen. Ben Cardin has joined a coalition of civil rights groups in pressing the Obama administration to finish a years-old review of its guidance on racial profiling, an effort supporters say should be a priority following this summer's upheaval in...