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  • Brown campaign under fire for using cops in campaign ad

    Brown campaign under fire for using cops in campaign ad

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown is drawing criticism for using uniformed Baltimore police officers in a campaign ad attacking his Republican challenger over guns — and the department is investigating whether the officers broke its rules. A police spokesman pointed to a department...

  • Former city police officer pleads guilty to $30K in workers' comp fraud

    Former city police officer pleads guilty to $30K in workers' comp fraud

    A former Baltimore police officer who now works for the Montgomery County police department pleaded guilty Thursday felony workers' compensation fraud and perjury. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams sentenced Officer Gilbert L. Payne to a three-year suspended sentence and 300 hours of community...

  • City liquor board kills second 'zombie' license

    City liquor board kills second 'zombie' license

    For the second time in as many months, Baltimore's new liquor board has ruled that a license that belonged to a long-closed business cannot be used again. The board voted 3-0 to declare dead the liquor license of a proposed jazz club in West Baltimore that was opposed by several community groups,...

  • City approves $50K payment to grandfather handcuffed by police

    City approves $50K payment to grandfather handcuffed by police

    Baltimore's Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved a $50,000 payment to a grandfather who said he was injured when a police officer handcuffed him several years ago. The city spending panel agreed to a settle a false arrest lawsuit filed by James Dunnigan, whom police arrested in October of 2011....

  • Baltimore civil rights leaders call for tougher federal probe of police

    Baltimore civil rights leaders call for tougher federal probe of police

    Although Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to review allegations of brutality in the Police Department, some civic leaders called Thursday for a more far-reaching — and hard-hitting — federal investigation. Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the NAACP's...

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