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ACLU requests police body camera footage from Harlem Park lockdown after Baltimore Det. Suiter shooting

ACLU requests police body camera footage from Harlem Park lockdown after Baltimore Det. Suiter shooting

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland on Thursday requested police body camera footage from the initial, days-long investigation into Detective Sean Suiter’s fatal shooting in Harlem Park last month, saying it wants answers after receiving “many questions about the Baltimore Police Department’s unprecedented decision to cordon off entire sections” of the West Baltimore neighborhood.

Suiter, a homicide detective, was investigating a 2016 triple homicide in the neighborhood on Nov. 15 when he was shot in the head with his own gun. He died the next day. The investigation is ongoing.

Parts of the neighborhood were shut down for close to a week as police launched a massive...

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