| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:48 AM
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...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:17 PM
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...
| May 24, 2014
| 11:17 AM
You've likely heard about the secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera program, which found error rates much higher than city officials had acknowledged. Turns out that's only part of the story.
Engineering firm URS Corp. also delivered to City Hall a...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:55 AM
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...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:38 PM
City officials agreed Wednesday to pay $50,000 to the family of a City College student whose teacher struck her in the face with a chair, breaking the girl's nose.
The payment settles a $150,000 suit filed by a Baltimore man named Harry Singleton in...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:18 PM
A Baltimore judge ruled this week that she will not enforce her decision to dismiss a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by the former developers of the "Superblock" until an appellate court rules on the case.
City officials expressed disappointment...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:22 PM
If historic tax bills are wrong in the future, at least city property owners will know who to blame.
The City Council voted unanimously Monday to give Baltimore’s government authority to do the appraisals that determine the size of historic tax...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 3:11 PM
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 government officials told them to expect.
| Sep 15, 2014
| 1:54 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:12 AM
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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 10:17 AM
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...