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Baltimore gas station 'padlocked' by police to reopen under new management

Baltimore gas station 'padlocked' by police to reopen under new management

A West Baltimore gas station that was forced to close earlier this summer because of alleged complicity in area crime will be allowed to reopen this week under new management, Baltimore police officials said Monday.

The BP gas station in the 2000 block of N. Forest Park Ave. was closed by police in June under a controversial law — last used in 2010 — that allows the department to "padlock" problem businesses.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said at the time that the BP station had been the site of "pervasive illegal activity" that was "condoned by the management" for years. Police showed videos in which a gas station clerk allegedly...

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