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In lawsuit, man alleges Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force officers broke his jaw

In lawsuit, man alleges Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force officers broke his jaw

A 39-year-old Baltimore man has filed suit against former members of the Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force, as well as the city and the state’s attorney’s office, alleging officials were aware of a pattern of misconduct and failed to stop it.

The $10 million lawsuit filed on behalf of Kenneth Bumgardner is one of the first such lawsuits to make a civil rights claim that the city is liable for the officers’ years-long crime spree.

Bumgardner said he suffered a broken jaw and had money stolen from him after the officers crashed into his car in early 2016 because they suspected he was taking part in a drug transaction. Nothing illegal was found on him.

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