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$1M settlement planned for family of Tyrone West

Baltimore officials said Wednesday they plan to pay the family of Tyrone West $600,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit alleging police misconduct and excessive force. The announcement comes as state officials approved paying $400,000 to settle their share of the suit. The combined $1 million...

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  • Audit finds Howard County spent millions on unreimbursed police overtime costs

    Audit finds Howard County spent millions on unreimbursed police overtime costs

    A county audit of the Howard County Police Department published this month found that the department did not consistently bill private businesses, most notably the popular concert venue Merriweather Post Pavilion, for overtime shifts officers worked to provide security at events. The department...

  • Salvadoran national rejects plea deal, moves to trial in Baltimore killings

    Salvadoran national rejects plea deal, moves to trial in Baltimore killings

    Elias Josael Jimenez Alvarado declined an offer Tuesday to plead guilty to murder in exchange for life in prison, opting instead to stand trial for the strangling deaths of two Baltimore women. The 21-year-old from El Salvador was charged with two killings last September. On Sept. 8, police on...

  • Police: Three shot, one fatally, overnight in Baltimore

    Police: Three shot, one fatally, overnight in Baltimore

    Three people were shot, one fatally, in Baltimore overnight, police said Tuesday. At about 1:20 a.m., 28-year-old Necole Raheem of the 1500 block of Leslie Street was fatally shot in the 4900 block of Greenspring Avenue in Cylburn. Police said that detectives have not identified a suspect or motive...

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Baltimore gun offenders vary, Sun review shows

Baltimore gun offenders vary, Sun review shows

A young woman who says she carried a gun for her own protection. A truck driver passing through Baltimore with a gun in his cab. The manager of an optometrist’s office who, after a car accident, was found to have a gun in his vehicle. As Baltimore’s City Council considers a proposed one-year mandatory...

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Activist DeRay Mckesson to leave Baltimore school system

Activist DeRay Mckesson to leave Baltimore school system

Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson plans to leave his position as head of human resources for Baltimore's public schools by the end of the month. Mckesson, who has served as the school system's chief human capital officer for more than a year, said in an interview he intends to remain in Baltimore,...

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Southeast Baltimore lawmakers release anti-violence plan

With the city on pace for a record homicide rate this year, lawmakers from Southeast Baltimore are releasing an anti-violence plan. The plan from state Sen. Bill Ferguson and Dels. Luke Clippinger, Brooke Lierman and Robbyn Lewis, all Democrats, calls for tougher gun laws and more robust funding...

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Man shot overnight in Baltimore

Baltimore City Police are investigating after a man walked into an area hospital after being shot in West Baltimore Sunday morning. Police said the man told officers he was shot in the upper body in the 2700 block of Edmondson Avenue by an unknown suspect. No other details were immediately available....

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  • June death in Patterson Park ruled homicide

    June death in Patterson Park ruled homicide

    A man’s June death in Baltimore’s Patterson Park neighborhood has been ruled a homicide, police said Tuesday. On June 8, 29-year-old Terrell Frank, of the 1500 block of Lester Morton Court, was involved in an altercation in the 2700 block of E. Fayette Street, police said. He died a short time...

  • Three injured in Baltimore shootings Monday

    Three injured in Baltimore shootings Monday

    Three men were injured in separate shootings in Baltimore on Monday, police said. A 29-year-old man took himself to a hospital around 3:45 p.m. to be treated for a gunshot wound to the ankle. Police said they believe he was shot earlier in the 3200 block of Lyndale Avenue in the Four-By-Four neighborhood...

  • Baltimore 'Public Enemy No. 1' caught in Louisiana

    Baltimore 'Public Enemy No. 1' caught in Louisiana

    An 18-year-old who was on the lam for months after being named Baltimore’s “Public Enemy No. 1” was captured on Monday in Louisiana, officials there said. Cortez Wall was charged in the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Channon Simpkins in May. He is also a person of interest in other violent crimes,...

  • 23-year-old to be charged in death of man killed in fire at vacant home, Baltimore police say

    23-year-old to be charged in death of man killed in fire at vacant home, Baltimore police say

    A 23-year-old man will be charged in connection with the death of a man who was killed after a vacant house he was staying in was set on fire, Baltimore police said Monday. Daniel Brewer, 59, was found unconscious inside 319 W. 27th Street on June 4 by firefighters who were putting out a blaze....

  • Cash bail and criminal justice reform urged at NAACP convention Monday

    Cash bail and criminal justice reform urged at NAACP convention Monday

    Congressional civil rights leaders, including rising Democratic star Sen. Kamala Harris of California, called for national reform of cash bail and other criminal justice issues on Monday at the NAACP convention in Baltimore. Harris, who was greeted with cheers of “Harris for President,” urged reform...

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