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George Nilson

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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...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore officials offer plan to curb police brutality

    Baltimore officials offer plan to curb police brutality
    Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner outlined Tuesday a sweeping plan to reduce police brutality, including the possibility of equipping officers with body cameras, while reiterating that they are committed to restoring public trust in the agency....
  • Federal court upholds mayor's pension overhaul

    Federal court upholds mayor's pension overhaul
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of Baltimore's police and fire pension system, but left open avenues for the unions to keep fighting. "I'm certainly pleased with the court's ruling," Rawlings-Blake...
  • City settles two lawsuits involving alleged police misconduct

    City settles two lawsuits involving alleged police misconduct
    Baltimore officials agreed Wednesday to settle two lawsuits involving alleged police misconduct, costing the city a combined $88,500. The city's spending panel, the Board of Estimates, approved a settlement for $62,000 after a group of men say they...
  • City to pay $63K to woman police shocked with Taser

    City to pay $63K to woman police shocked with Taser
    Baltimore's spending panel approved a $63,000 payment Wednesday to settle a police brutality lawsuit filed by a woman shocked with a Taser in 2012. The lawsuit concerns the events of April 30, 2012, when Ashley Overbey called Baltimore police to...
  • Auditor objects to city lawyer's $69 reimbursement for hotel room

    Auditor objects to city lawyer's $69 reimbursement for hotel room
    Sixty-nine dollars might not seem like enough money to fight over -– but that’s just what city officials spent Wednesday morning doing. City Solicitor George Nilson is requesting to be reimbursed for $69.93 he paid for a hotel room near...
  • Baltimore's law department to leave City Hall for renovated offices

    Baltimore's law department to leave City Hall for renovated offices
    Fed up with rodents and flooding, about half of the members of Baltimore's law department are leaving their ground-level offices at City Hall for a renovated facility in downtown Baltimore. The $306,000 cost of the renovations was approved Wednesday...
  • Mayor appoints panel to distribute $3M to property owners whose tax bills were wrong

    Mayor appoints panel to distribute $3M to property owners whose tax bills were wrong
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has appointed a three-member panel to distribute up to $3 million to the owners of historic properties whose tax bills in coming years will be higher than what government officials told them to expect. Retired Baltimore...