After the Baltimore police union warned officers this week they could have to pay personally if a jury finds they acted with malice, some predicted police would take less risks and make fewer arrests. If that happens, it would be continuing with a years-long trend.
A group of five Baltimore police officers could have to personally pay out $40,000 for a jury verdict that found they acted maliciously in the course of an arrest, a development that prompted a warning from the officers' union.
Under the agreement, the nonprofit will assemble an advisory committee, create a grant-awarding process, issue award letters, negotiate contracts with grant-winners and conduct site visits to ensure the money is being used wisely.
According to the defense lawyers, documents provided by federal prosecutors make clear that they also pursued Baltimore City Council members and used a former high-ranking county official to secretly record politicians.
Baltimore elected eight new lawmakers to the 15-member council in November 2016, a historic turnover that offered the hope of a new day in a city long beset by poverty and crime. They soon found out how hard it is to bring about sweeping change.
Thanks to a $250,000 personal loan, former Maryland Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah has the most cash on hand in the race for Baltimore State’s Attorney, outpacing incumbent State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby and fellow challenger Ivan Bates in the first campaign finance filing of 2018.
Baltimore’s proposal to tear down six buildings in West Baltimore’s Gilmor Homes project is part of an expanded plan to remake the city’s dilapidated public housing stock — mostly by selling the complexes to private developers
Baltimore officials on Wednesday hired singer Davon Fleming — a city native who rose to fame on the NBC show “The Voice” — to a one-year consulting contract and named him Grand Marshal of the Martin Luther King Day parade.
A day before the General Assembly returns, Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said he plans to refer FBI charges against Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks of Baltimore to the Ethics Committee — a move that could be the first step in Oaks’ removal.
State lawmakers called Friday for changes to a system of awarding construction funding that has forced Baltimore schools to return millions of dollars in state money for much-needed repairs — while Gov. Larry Hogan blasted what he deemed “mismanagement” in the school system.
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge has ruled that city officials broke their contract with many police officers, firefighters and retirees in 2010 by cutting a key pension provision that has cost retirees millions in pension benefits.
In North Baltimore’s Roland Park neighborhood, some residents have posted signs welcoming immigrants and supporting Black Lives Matter. While some see the signs as expressing the community’s values, the Roland Park Civic League says it received complaints that they’re unsightly.