Sean Suiter

Two men wrongfully imprisoned after fatal crash sue Baltimore Police; will seek $40 million in damages

Two men wrongfully imprisoned after fatal crash sue Baltimore Police; will seek $40 million in damages

Two men who served federal prison time after Baltimore police planted drugs on them to justify a fatal high-speed chase in 2010 filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking more than $40 million in damages, according to their attorneys.

Umar Burley and Brent Mathews, who are suing the Baltimore Police Department and the State of Maryland, allege that police “knew or should have known” that the department’s elite units engaged in illegal activity.

Burley and Matthews were in a vehicle in April 2010 when they say masked officers suddenly surrounded their car, causing them to believe they were being attacked. Burley sped away and crashed into another vehicle at an intersection, killing...

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