| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:58 PM
The developer of a Little Italy condominium project says he had nothing to do with a document the city calls "forged or altered" that resulted in $2.1 million in erroneous tax credits for the building.
Union Box Co. developer Larry Silverstein said in a...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 6:05 PM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:38 PM
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...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:44 PM
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.
| 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...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:37 PM
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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:51 PM
The City Council voted Monday to ban plastic grocery bags and require all of Baltimore's nearly 3,000 police officers to wear body cameras. But Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake promptly repeated her pledge to veto both bills.
"I can't sign legislation...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:53 PM
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,...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 10:35 AM
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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 1:02 PM
A Baltimore City plan to create an online database listing the outcome of civil lawsuits alleging police brutality is being billed as a tool for making the department more transparent after a Sun investigation this summer revealed the city has paid out...