| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:59 PM
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of Baltimore's police and fire pension system, but left open avenues for the unions to keep fighting.
"I'm certainly pleased with the court's ruling," Rawlings-Blake...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Baltimore officials agreed Wednesday to settle two lawsuits involving alleged police misconduct, costing the city a combined $88,500.
The city's spending panel, the Board of Estimates, approved a settlement for $62,000 after a group of men say they...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:18 PM
A Baltimore judge ruled this week that she will not enforce her decision to dismiss a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by the former developers of the "Superblock" until an appellate court rules on the case.
City officials expressed disappointment...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:38 PM
City officials agreed Wednesday to pay $50,000 to the family of a City College student whose teacher struck her in the face with a chair, breaking the girl's nose.
The payment settles a $150,000 suit filed by a Baltimore man named Harry Singleton in...
| May 24, 2014
| 11:17 AM
You've likely heard about the secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera program, which found error rates much higher than city officials had acknowledged. Turns out that's only part of the story.
Engineering firm URS Corp. also delivered to City Hall a...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:47 PM
A City Council committee investigating a confidential audit of Baltimore's speed camera program on Monday delivered a letter to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake seeking 31 batches of documents involving nearly all aspects of the once-lucrative program....
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Maryland speed camera programs came under intense scrutiny Tuesday in Annapolis and Baltimore, with the General Assembly considering reforms ranging from a ban of the so-called "bounty system" to levying heavy fines against operators that issue...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Baltimore Inspector General Robert H. Pearre Jr. said Friday he is launching an investigation into the city's troubled speed camera program, weeks after a City Council committee began its own inquiry.
Pearre said his investigation will encompass work...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:51 PM
City officials are set to consider $113,000 in payments to settle two lawsuits alleging police brutality, including a case in which a well-known 77-year-old barber's arm was broken during an arrest.
Baltimore's Board of Estimates is scheduled to vote...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Legendary Baltimore radio talk show host Ron Smith referred to our politicians as “public rulers.” He refused to use their preferred term “public servants” because they rarely if ever act as servants, and if they did, it was...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:21 PM
City officials formally approved agreements Wednesday with the developer of the $1.8 billion Harbor Point project over the protests of Comptroller Joan M. Pratt.
The Board of Estimates approval, which was expected, will allow the city to eventually issue...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 3:44 PM
City Councilman Brandon Scott wants the city to release an independent, taxpayer-funded audit of speed camera tickets issued by Baltimore's former contractor, saying the need for transparency should trump the contention by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's...