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Federal gun case dropped after challenge to East Baltimore police search

Federal gun case dropped after challenge to East Baltimore police search

In a rare move, federal prosecutors have dropped a gun case involving a man suspected of attempted murder, after the defendant's attorney moved to suppress evidence claiming police misled a judge.

Curtis Brogden, 27, of Rosedale, who police have said took part in a shootout in East Baltimore in April 2015, had faced attempted murder charges in state court — the third time he has faced such charges — and firearm charges in federal court. All the cases have now been dropped.

"The conduct of Baltimore City police officers in this case violated the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution," Brogden's attorney, assistant federal public defender Deborah Boardman...

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