Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

City Set to Pay Out $1.12 Million to Settle Four Lawsuits Involving Police Officers

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 08, 2017 4:28pm

Baltimore City officials are signing some big checks this month to settle a series of lawsuits involving police dating back to 2013.

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Culture, Featured

Watch: Trevor Noah from ‘The Daily Show’ Cracks on Recent Controversial BPD Body Cam Videos

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 04, 2017 4:21pm

Still via YouTube/The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah drew some strong conclusions from the Baltimore Police Department’s two recent body cam footage snafus that allegedly showed officers manipulating evidence.

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Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

Once Again, Public Defender Says Body Cam Footage Appears to Show City Police Officers Manufacturing Evidence

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 01, 2017 9:49am

Public defenders say more body camera footage has surfaced “that appears to depict multiple officers working together to manufacture evidence,” once again leading to dropped charges and an internal review.

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Featured, Lifeline

Baltimore’s Latest ‘Public Enemy No. 1’ Caught in Louisiana After 10 Weeks on the Lam

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 9:14am

Image via Baltimore Police Department

An elusive Baltimore murder suspect is now in police custody after spending more than two months on the run.

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Featured, Lifeline

Baltimore Police Chief Spokesman’s Brother Fatally Shot in West Baltimore

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 05, 2017 9:32am

BPD chief spokesman T.J. Smith in December 2016. Photo via BPD/Periscope.

Baltimore’s spiraling scourge of gun violence this week claimed the life of the city police department chief spokesman’s brother.

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Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

Public Asked to Chime in on Police Consent Decree Monitor Applications

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 16, 2017 2:43pm

Photo via Mayor’s Office

The applications are in for the position of independent consent decree monitor, which will oversee wide-reaching, court-ordered police reform in the city. Now, officials need the public’s help in combing through the pile.

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City Police Put Officers, Detectives on Mandatory 12-Hour Patrols After 12 People Shot, 6 Killed in 24 Hours

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 5:16pm

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

A spate of shootings that Police Commissioner Kevin Davis described today as “an unconscionable amount of violence” unfolded in the last 24 hours around Baltimore, leading the department to ramp up patrols with 12-hour minimum shifts for officers and detectives.

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Featured, Lifeline

City Police Stepping Up Patrols After Deadly ISIS Attack in Manchester

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:53am

Monday’s deadly terrorist attack in Manchester, England, is having repercussions here in Baltimore City, with local authorities staying on their toes to try to fend off any similar tragedies on their home turf..

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Featured, Lifeline

City Lawmakers Exploring App-Based ‘Guns for Bail’ Exchange

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 09, 2017 9:51am

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Last night, a resolution went before the Baltimore City Council asking members to consider letting the city  trade bail time to defendants in exchange for their firearms.

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Featured, Links

Top Stories: Hamilton’s Green Onion Market to Close, A Praiseworthy Baltimore Cop, Ground Broken for New Ronald McDonald House

0 Written by: | Friday, May 05, 2017 5:02pm

Our top story this week is a sad announcement: Hamilton’s Green Onion Market on Harford Road is going out of business. Co-owner Rich Marsiglia wrote on the business’ Facebook page on Monday that after five years of operating, his giant carrot-topped store is shutting down within two weeks. During that time, he’ll be selling all the fresh goods on the shelves at discounted rates.

Marsiglia didn’t elaborate on why the store is closing. (We couldn’t reach him by phone.)

“I want to say from the bottom of my heart to our many loyal customers, I am truly sad to make this unavoidable business decision and will miss seeing you on a regular basis,” he wrote. He added that he still expects to see everyone around, as he lives in the neighborhood. He said he plans to lease the property to another business soon. And the giant carrot will remain, he told a commenter.

Here were our other most-read stories from the past seven days:

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