Sun coverage: Investigation of Kevin Clark

Archived stories on former Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin P. Clark's domestic dispute and his lawsuit against Mayor Martin O'Malley that contends he was unlawfully fired.

April 5, 2005

Ex-city chief of police loses suit

Former Police Commissioner Kevin P. Clark lost his lawsuit against Mayor Martin O'Malley yesterday, derailing the fired commander's attempt to collect $120 million and return to his job.

March 15, 2005


City Council approves Hamm as police chief

The Baltimore City Council voted unanimously yesterday to approve the nomination of Acting Police Commissioner Leonard D. Hamm to be the city's permanent police chief.

January 25, 2005

City repays Sun $11,000 spent to get Clark report

The city of Baltimore has agreed to reimburse The Sun $11,000 for expenses and legal fees incurred as the newspaper successfully fought to obtain an investigative report into the domestic dispute between former Police Commissioner Kevin P. Clark and his fiancee.

January 20, 2005

Clark asks for repeal of severance

Ousted police Commissioner Kevin P. Clark wants $120 million from the city that fired him. What he doesn't want, at least for the time being, is the $75,000 that Baltimore's Board of Estimates gave him last week.

January 10, 2005

Report details efforts by police to get laptop

The team of detectives told the burglary suspect that they just wanted "one piece of important info, that's all."

December 7, 2004

Officers' suit alleges racial bias in city police force

Twenty-one African-American current and former city police officers filed a federal class-action lawsuit yesterday, alleging long-running and rampant discrimination within the Baltimore Police Department.

November 18, 2004

Excerpts of lawsuit

Unedited excerpts from former Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin P. Clark's lawsuit against Mayor Martin O'Malley:

November 11, 2004

O'Malley fires Baltimore police commissioner

Mayor Martin O'Malley fired his police commissioner yesterday morning, abruptly ending his public support of Kevin P. Clark and asserting that the domestic violence allegations made against the commissioner, although unsubstantiated, were proving a distraction to fighting crime.

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