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  • 8-year-old boy killed walking past E. Baltimore home that caught fire

    8-year-old boy killed walking past E. Baltimore home that caught fire
    An 8-year-old boy walking home from school was killed Wednesday when an East Baltimore rowhouse that neighbors said exploded caught fire, sending rubble into the street and plumes of thick, black smoke over the area. Three other people, including two...
  • City to pay $200,000 to family of Marine veteran killed by off-duty police officer

    City to pay $200,000 to family of Marine veteran killed by off-duty police officer
    Baltimore is poised to pay a $200,000 settlement to the family of a Marine veteran killed outside a Mount Vernon nightclub by an off-duty police officer in June 2010. Though Gahiji Tshamba was not on the job when he shot 32-year-old Tyrone Brown 12...
  • Time line of Police Commissioner Bealefeld's career

    Time line of Police Commissioner Bealefeld's career
    With Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III planning to leave the city in August, after having served 31 years on the force, and five as chief, we put together a time line of his tenure: May 1981 — Bealefeld joins the city...
  • Anthony Anderson case in prosecutors' hands

    Anthony Anderson case in prosecutors' hands
    Baltimore police have turned over to prosecutors their investigation into the death of Anthony Anderson, who the state medical examiner says died in September from blunt force traumaduring an arrest in East Baltimore.  Police spokesman Anthony...
  • Officer indicted in Christopher Brown's death after fight

    Officer indicted in Christopher Brown's death after fight
    A Baltimore County police officer was indicted Wednesday in the death of a Randallstown teen, but the charges drew criticism from the boy's mother and the community, who continued calls for an outside investigation. James D. Laboard, a nine-year veteran,...
  • Laboard manslaughter charges appropriate, lawyers say

    Laboard manslaughter charges appropriate, lawyers say
    Only James D. Laboard knows his intentions the night Baltimore County police said the off-duty officer chased a group of teens who had thrown a rock at his home. But as authorities considered charges in the ensuing death of Christopher Brown, they had to...
  • In federal prison, Baltimore cops get no breaks

    Police officers convicted of a crime in Maryland and sentenced to state prison are typically housed in segregated areas for their safety, far from most other inmates. But those prosecuted in U.S. District Court and sent to federal prison — like the...
  • Violence affected Marine's life long before his killing

    Violence affected Marine's life long before his killing
    It was after 1 a.m. on June 5, 2010. Tyrone Brown had already had plenty to drink. But he wasn't ready to go home. The 32-year-old Baltimore native tried to drag his sister and a friend into Club Hippo, but they didn't want to go into a gay bar,...
  • Witnesses' accounts of shooting of Tyrone Brown

    Excerpts from witness statements taken after off-duty Officer Gahiji Tshamba shot Tyrone Brown. "The dark skin gentlemen [Brown] who was walking with the, the two young ladies had his hands in the air and he was walking back, you know, like trying to...
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  • Federal claims in civil suit against police and city can go forward, judge rules

    The Baltimore City government and Police Department, along with their top officials, can be sued under federal law for allegedly failing to control Officer Gahiji Tshamba, who was convicted of manslaughter last month in state court after repeated...
  • Torbit killing: Never let it happen again

    Torbit killing: Never let it happen again
    For a department that has seen more than its share of troubles, perhaps none could count as a more painful failure for the Baltimore Police Department than the January killing of plainclothes Officer William Torbit Jr. by friendly fire as he was trying to...