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George Nilson

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  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Civil rights groups ask court to strike down liability cap

    Civil rights groups ask court to strike down liability cap
    Civil rights groups are asking Maryland's highest court to strike down a state law capping the amount of money plaintiffs can receive after successfully suing a local government, saying larger penalties are necessary to ensure justice in police...
  • Mosby is next Baltimore state's attorney

    Mosby is next Baltimore state's attorney
    Baltimore voters agreed Tuesday to let the City Council hire its own lawyer, a rare item of interest amid an otherwise humdrum lineup of mostly uncontested local races. For almost all of the offices in the overwhelmingly Democratic city, the real...
  • City Council approves police body camera bill

    City Council approves police body camera bill
    The Baltimore City Council overwhelmingly voted Monday to require all of Baltimore's nearly 3,000 police officers to wear body cameras — despite arguments from the mayor's office that the council's bill is illegal. City Councilman Warren Branch,...
  • Mayor and City Council: Disagreeing when they agree

    Mayor and City Council: Disagreeing when they agree
    In an ideal world, the City Council and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake would work together to equip Baltimore police officers with body cameras that record their interactions with the public. The anecdotal evidence from departments that have adopted the...
  • Baltimore to create online database of police brutality lawsuits

    Baltimore to create online database of police brutality lawsuits
    Baltimore officials will begin this month posting the outcomes of all civil lawsuits alleging police brutality and will reconsider their policy of requiring plaintiffs to keep silent after settlements are reached — part of a series of changes made...
  • 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....
  • 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...