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Defense attorneys repeat call to remove Freddie Gray case from Baltimore, citing 'media frenzy'

Public interest in the prosecution of six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray will make it impossible to seat an impartial jury in the city in time for their trials in October, their attorneys argued in a court filing Monday.

The attorneys wrote that the proceedings should be moved from the city now — without waiting, as prosecutors have suggested, to see how the...

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Civil trial begins in fatal Select Lounge police shooting

A civil jury began hearing testimony Monday to decide whether the victims of a friendly-fire police shooting outside a downtown nightclub in 2011 should get damages from the city.

Baltimore Officer William H. Torbit Jr. fatally shot Sean Gamble while breaking up fights outside the Select Lounge club, then was fired upon and killed by four officers who didn't realize he was one of their own, according...

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City police praise officers, community after 'streak of arrests'

Baltimore police announced Monday they made arrests in three recent homicides and several nonfatal shootings, a spate of success after a decline in the department's clearance rate of homicide cases.

Police arrested a 13-year-old accused of fatally stabbing a 15-year-old during a dispute over a cellphone Thursday, and a 61-year-old man accused of fatally shooting his 50-year-old nephew Friday.

Two...

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Marilyn Mosby to address group at NAACP convention

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is scheduled to deliver a keynote address during an event at the NAACP's national convention in Philadelphia this weekend.

Mosby will speak at the Women in NAACP Empowerment Forum and Brunch on Sunday. According to the NAACP, Mosby will "discuss the incredible ways in which women of color are breaking barriers and beating the odds through self empowerment."

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Man dies after being shot in the head in W. Baltimore

A 22-year-old man died after being shot in the head Monday morning in the Franklin Square neighborhood of West Baltimore.

Police said officers responded at 9:57 a.m. to the unit block of N. Gilmor Street where the man was shot. The man was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Homicide detectives are investigating and are asking for help in identifying and locating a murder suspect.

Anyone with information...

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Two shot, one fatally, in East Baltimore Sunday

A crime scene technician crouched down to swab a blood-stained East Baltimore sidewalk, where a 26-year-old man was shot to death in the second of two shootings on the city's east side Sunday, police said.

Officers were called at 4:01 p.m. to the corner of Kennedy Avenue and E. 20th Street in East Baltimore Midway, where they found the man shot in the head, police said. He was taken to a hospital,...

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