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Law Enforcement

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  • Marijuana possession now a fine, but prosecutors see complications

    Marijuana possession now a fine, but prosecutors see complications
    Starting Wednesday, you can no longer be arrested in Maryland for possessing a small amount of marijuana. But how the rest of that interaction with police plays out might depend on what jurisdiction you're in. Lawmakers did not legalize marijuana, but...
  • Baltimore officer charged with assaulting his wife and her boyfriend

    Baltimore officer charged with assaulting his wife and her boyfriend
    A city police officer was charged with felony assault after he stormed into a home in full uniform Monday and threatened to kill his wife with his service weapon, Baltimore police said. After the alleged attack, Officer Gualberto Diaz, 38, reported to...
  • Require college degrees for police [Commentary]

    Require college degrees for police [Commentary]
    Following the urban unrest in the 1960s, there was a move toward requiring college degrees for police officers. That movement never gained serious momentum across the nation. Today only a few of the police departments across the country require applicants...
  • Like it or not, police are held to a high standard [Editorial]

    Like it or not, police are held to a high standard [Editorial]
    Financially speaking, it's not the kind of action that makes or breaks the government. But after Harford County and the Maryland state government recently settled for $35,000 a civil claim made as a result of a high speed chase involving an off-duty...
  • Unacceptable force by Baltimore police [Letter]

    Unacceptable force by Baltimore police [Letter]
    Thank you to The Sun for your hard-hitting, front page article highlighting the abuse of power by some members of the Baltimore City Police Department ("Undue force," Sept. 28). "A disturbing pattern" and "frightful human toll" are apt expressions used in...
  • The reality inner city police officers face [Letter]

    The reality inner city police officers face [Letter]
    With a resurgence of violence in Ferguson, Mo., I am reminded of a revelation that I had over 30 years ago upon becoming an inner city police officer. I learned to accept, but not fully understand, that the perceived value to human life on the street in...
  • 'Gotham' episode 2 recap: 'Selina Kyle'

    'Gotham' episode 2 recap: 'Selina Kyle'
    "Whatever you do, don't make friends with anyone that's friendly." That goes double for chipper people under overpasses at night. This episode, "Selina Kyle," wasn’t so much about the titular antihero as it was setting up the dismal world that...
  • Officials call for tougher penalties for police brutality

    Officials call for tougher penalties for police brutality
    State and local politicians continued the call Monday for heightened scrutiny of Baltimore police officers who are the focus of brutality allegations, urging tougher penalties for offenders and greater disclosure of internal discipline. "Police...
  • Former Sun reporter Joseph F. Nawrozki III dies at 70

    Former Sun reporter Joseph F. Nawrozki III dies at 70
    Joseph F. Nawrozki III, a retired investigative reporter who served on the staff of three Baltimore daily newspapers and was a Vietnam War combat veteran, died of leukemia Saturday at his Bel Air home. He was 70. "Joe had a real instinct for the...
  • Misbehaving cops [Editorial]

    Misbehaving cops  [Editorial]
    Taking their queue from the classic movie "Casablanca," some city officials are declaring themselves "shocked, shocked!" to learn that police brutality is a serious problem in Baltimore. An investigative report on Sunday by The Sun's Mark Puente found the...
  • Michael Brown's parents come to Baltimore to help information initiative

    Michael Brown's parents come to Baltimore to help information initiative
    With the parents of Michael Brown in his congregation, the pastor of a North Baltimore AME church announced an initiative Sunday aimed at educating people about what they can and cannot do — and perhaps more importantly, should and should not do...
  • Howard Co. police collect 821 pounds of medication

    Howard Co. police collect 821 pounds of medication
    Howard County's police department collected 821 pounds of unwanted and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications on Saturday as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Take Back Initiative. The department set up nine...