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  • Judge dismisses Pratt's lawsuit over city phone system

    Judge dismisses Pratt's lawsuit over city phone system
    A Baltimore circuit judge on Wednesday dismissed Comptroller Joan M. Pratt's lawsuit that alleged the Rawlings-Blake administration was illegally installing a new municipal phone system. In an oral ruling, Judge Pamela J. White said she couldn't find...
  • City to pay $245,000 in police whistle-blower case

    Baltimore officials agreed Wednesday to pay $245,000 to settle a federal lawsuit by a police whistle-blower who claimed he was forced to resign after raising concerns about the department's helicopter program. The former officer, Samuel K. Miller,...
  • Millions spent on police brutality lawsuits scrutinized

    At a time when City Hall is girding for another round of budget battles, spending on lawsuits filed against the Police Department is coming under increased scrutiny. The city's budget office revealed at an investigative hearing Tuesday that it has...
  • City approves $75,000 for man injured in trash truck fall

    Baltimore's Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved Wednesday a $75,000 settlement to a man who was injured after falling off a city trash truck while taking part in court-ordered community service program. The man, Alvin Trotter, was assigned to ride a...
  • Groups threaten lawsuit over gender discrimination at city shelter

    Groups threaten lawsuit over gender discrimination at city shelter
    Homeless advocates and a civil rights group renewed threats Tuesday to sue the city over discrimination at its newly completed $8 million shelter, which offers far fewer beds for women than men. "The city chose to provide beds for men and not for women....
  • Private operator would charge fee to use 2 city rec centers

    Private operator would charge fee to use 2 city rec centers
    Private operators would take over six city recreation centers — in some cases, charging annual fees to those who use them or offering programs for ex-offenders and the mentally ill as well as children — under a deal that had been slated to...
  • City set to OK settlements in police shooting, Reservist's loss of job

    The city's Board of Estimates is poised this week to approve settlements to the family of a man fatally shot in the back by a Baltimore police officer and an Army Reserve captain who said he lost his job with the state's attorney's office after leaving...
  • Fire department sued over alleged racial discrimination

    The chief in charge of recruiting Baltimore firefighters filed a federal lawsuit this week against the Fire Department and the city over what he claims are racially discriminatory employment practices. Lloyd Carter, who has been deputy chief for...
  • Baltimore awards four rec centers to private groups

    Baltimore officials awarded the rights to run four city recreation centers to three nonprofit groups Wednesday despite fiery opposition from City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young. The vote by the city's spending board marked the first step in...
  • Superblock plans get a four-month extension

    Baltimore's Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved a four-month extension of a land sale agreement between the city and developers of the Superblock, a West Side redevelopment project long tangled in legal challenges. The five members of the spending...
  • Sheriff moves to seize 20 housing authority vehicles

    Sheriff moves to seize 20 housing authority vehicles
    Representatives from the Baltimore sheriff's office moved across a city housing authority parking lot Wednesday morning, tagging 20 of the agency's vehicles to be seized and eventually sold to pay part of a court judgment to lead paint victims. The...
  • Stokes eyes taking property tax plan to city voters

    City Councilman Carl Stokes says he may go straight to voters this fall to approve cutting the city's property tax rate in half by 2017 — a proposal he said would be paid for, in part, by raising a cap that limits the assessed value that can be...