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Brown campaign under fire for using cops in campaign ad
Brown campaign under fire for using cops in campaign ad

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown is drawing criticism for using uniformed Baltimore police officers in a campaign ad attacking his Republican challenger over guns — and the department is investigating whether the officers broke its rules. A police spokesman pointed to a department policy that says officers are "strictly prohibited" from appearing in uniform in political ads. The television ad, which is now airing in Baltimore, has prompted a torrent of comments on Brown's Facebook page from other officers, who say it does not represent their views. The police union and the Brown campaign, meanwhile, contended that because the officers'...

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