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  • Unaccountable police are a threat to democracy

    Unaccountable police are a threat to democracy
    If City Solicitor George Nilson is correct in saying that the City Council can't issue a legal requirement that the police conduct themselves in a certain way, the BCPD would represent a private armed force accountable only to the mayor ("City solicitor calls police body camera bill 'illegal,'" Oct. 27).
  • City Council panel pushes ahead with body camera legislation

    City Council panel pushes ahead with body camera legislation
    Rejecting arguments by the Rawlings-Blake administration, key City Council members made clear Tuesday that they plan to push ahead with legislation to equip police officers with body cameras to film their interactions with the public. The public...

    City solicitor calls police body camera bill 'illegal'

    City solicitor calls police body camera bill 'illegal'
    The Rawlings-Blake administration argued Monday that a proposal to require police officers to wear body cameras is an illegal overreach of the City Council's authority. City Solicitor George Nilson, who reports to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, said...

    City withholds part of settlement in police brutality lawsuit

    City withholds part of settlement in police brutality lawsuit
    It wasn't long after Ashley Overbey won approval for a $63,000 settlement from Baltimore's government that anonymous critics began their assault against her on the Internet. Commenting on news accounts of the settlement — which ended her lawsuit...

    Some Baltimore police officers face repeated misconduct lawsuits

    Some Baltimore police officers face repeated misconduct lawsuits
    While hospitalized with a fractured ankle and broken jaw, John Bonkowski reached for his smartphone to find details about the man who beat him outside a parking garage near the Inner Harbor. He typed "Officer Michael McSpadden" into Google. The...