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Public outrage as top Baltimore cop charged with tax evasion

The resignation of the Baltimore Police Commissioner, charged by federal prosecutors for failing to file federal tax returns, has sparked fierce public debate over how the issue has been handled and the mayor’s credibility. The 53-year-old commissioner, Darryl De Sousa, left the office after a mere four months into the job. De Sousa was suspended last Friday after a federal ...

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Baltimore passes 100 homicides this year, mayor blames gun makers

A 16-year-old boy gunned down on a basketball court was the 100th homicide of 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. As the city struggles to maintain order, Mayor Catherine Pugh blames gun companies for the violence. The teenager, who reportedly went by the name of Streetz or Jordan, was shot near a basketball court in the southwest of the city, according to ...

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Baltimore officers ‘played both cops & robbers’ in Gun Task Force corruption scandal

Two Baltimore, Maryland police detectives were convicted of racketeering and robbery after drug dealers testified they used seized weapons to steal narcotics. Prosecutors accused the officers of playing “both cops and robbers.” Officers Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor, once members of Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force, were found guilty by a jury on Monday. They had pleaded not ...

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Caught on bodycam: Baltimore cop indicted for planting drugs

As crime-ridden Baltimore continues its mission to “rebuild community trust” in law enforcement, a police officer is indicted by a grand jury for allegedly planting drugs during an arrest, as seen on bodycam video. Pinheiro was charged on Tuesday with misconduct and fabricating evidence in connection with the body camera video after Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that ...

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Baltimore parents, teachers outraged as kids taught in near-freezing classrooms

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 18:48 Amidst severe snowstorms, Baltimore City closed its public schools this week following national outrage after children were shown freezing in classrooms, and long-running heating issues flared up again. The furor was prompted after former NFL linebacker and teacher, Aaron Maybin, took to social media Wednesday to ask how he was supposed to teach children ...

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Baltimore police dismiss cop-on-cop murder rumors encircling detective’s death

Baltimore homicide detective Sean Suiter was set to testify against fellow officers before being shot in the head and killed while on duty. Now the police department is reassuring the public that the killing was not part of a conspiracy among cops. Baltimore police pushed back against swirling theories accusing Suiter’s partner of playing a part in his shooting death. ...

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5th Baltimore cop cleared of all charges relating to death of Freddie Gray

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 19:50 Another police officer has been cleared of all administrative charges connected to the 2015 arrest and death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland. Protests over the death escalated into a riot and prompted questions about racist policing. Lieutenant Brian Rice was found not guilty by a three-member panel of law enforcement officers on Friday, ...

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Baltimore neighborhood on lockdown as police hunt man who shot detective

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 17:29 Police have surrounded a neighborhood in West Baltimore in search of the gunman who shot and gravely injured a veteran detective. A $ 64,000 reward has been offered for his capture. The Baltimore PD detective, who has not been identified by name, was investigating a murder in the Harlem Park neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon. ...

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Baltimore removes four Confederate statues overnight

Crews in Baltimore worked overnight to remove all four of the city’s Confederate monuments. The Baltimore City Council on Monday voted unanimously to take down the statues immediately and recommended the Maryland Historical Trust give them permission for the removals, WBAL reported. About a dozen city crews and private contractors arrived in Wyman Park just before midnight to bring down ...

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Second video shows Baltimore cops allegedly planting evidence

A bodycam video showing a second group of Baltimore cops apparently planting evidence has been uncovered, the Maryland public defender’s office announced Monday. The video shows seven officers “working together to manufacture evidence,” according to The Baltimore Sun. Police said the video includes “two arrests and the recovery of drugs from a car during a traffic stop.” The Jan. 24 ...

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