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Maryland FOP conference opens to protests in Baltimore

Maryland FOP conference opens to protests in Baltimore

A dozen demonstrators were charged with trespassing Sunday after they chained themselves to an escalator inside an Inner Harbor hotel to protest the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police on the first night of the union's four-day conference in Baltimore.

The protest included references to last week's blistering Department of Justice report on the Baltimore Police Department, which detailed a pattern of civil rights violations and racially discriminatory policing.

It followed riots Saturday in Milwaukee over a fatal police shooting, the latest such incident to stoke unrest between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

Those arrested at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore...

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