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Five of Six Officers involved in Freddie Gray’s Death Reportedly Face Internal Charges

0 Written by: | Monday, May 22, 2017 2:29pm

From left, top: Officers Caesar Goodson, Edward Nero, Garrett Miller. From left, bottom: Officer William Porter, Lt. Brian Rice and Sgt. Alicia White. (All but Port face internal charges.)

Five members of the Baltimore Police Department who were charged and later acquitted in the 2015 death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray are now facing internal police charges, with three of them potentially staring down termination.

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Federal Judge Signs Off on Court-Ordered Reforms for Baltimore Police Department

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 07, 2017 12:45pm

It’s official: The Baltimore Police Department is now bound by court order to overhaul a broad range of its investigative practices and departmental policies.

Judge James Bredar of the U.S. District Court of Maryland today approved the 227-page agreement negotiated between city and federal attorneys this past fall and winter. In an official order, Bredar declined the U.S. Department of Justice’s request for additional time to review it, as requested on Thursday during a public hearing.

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Judge Denies DOJ’s Impromptu Request to Delay Baltimore Police Consent Decree Hearing

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 4:48pm

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A public hearing about a consent decree that would require the Baltimore Police Department to undertake sweeping new reforms will go on as planned, a federal judge in Baltimore ruled on Wednesday.

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Wednesday Morning Headlines: An Arrest Over Roadside Signs in Baltimore County; Baltimore Robotics Team Reaches New Heights; and More

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 7:24am

Baltimore County activist’s crusade against roadside signs leads to criminal charge – Baltimore Sun

Here’s what police consent decrees found in Ferguson, Baltimore – CNN

State health nominee helms department without Senate confirmation – WYPR

Baltimore robotics club advances to district championship in first year – Fox45

Police Make Arrest In Randallstown Double Murder – CBS Baltimore

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Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department Requests Three More Months to Review Baltimore Police Consent Decree

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017 9:42am

Former Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., at a Trump campaign rally. Photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons.

After months of negotiations, public input and fine-tuning by lawyers and a federal judge, the fate of a consent decree for the Baltimore Police Department now hangs in the balance due to a review called for by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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City Prosecutors to Begin Explaining Decisions Not to Charge Police for Use of Force

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 20, 2017 3:43pm

Prosecutors in Baltimore have made a move that should please advocates of increased transparency in investigations of cases involving use of force by police officers.

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Federal Judge Requests Public Input on Police Consent Decree

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 12:46pm

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A federal judge wants members of the public to chime in before he signs off on the the much-deliberated consent decree containing required reform measure for the Baltimore Police Department.

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DOJ Attorney, Mayor Pugh Say Consent Decree Will be Implemented in Trump Era

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 3:50pm

With Donald Trump now at the helm of the country, everything feels like it’s changing. Locally, a federal judge is wondering if the outcome of federally required police reforms for the Baltimore Police Department will change as well.

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Thursday Afternoon Headlines: Body of Man Wanted in Mail Fraud Scheme Found in Loch Raven Reservoir; Royal Farms Rankings; and More

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 5:15pm

Federal judge overseeing Baltimore Police consent decree summons Pugh to court — Baltimore Sun

Body of man wanted in $50 million mail fraud scheme found in Loch Raven reservoir — ABC2

Royal Farms stores in Baltimore, ranked — Baltimore Magazine

Hogan asks appointed lawmakers for background checks — WBAL

Laureate Education is inching closer to its IPO — Technical.ly Baltimore

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Nonprofit, Mayor Pugh Pledge to Help Pay for Police Reforms, More Patrol Officers

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 9:41am

Baltimore police are under the microscope to implement wide-reaching reforms required under their new consent decree with the U.S. Justice Department, but they’ll need a hefty infusion of cash to make those changes happen.

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