Baltimore police officers who were sued

Some Baltimore police officers have been sued several times in civil cases and the city has paid court judgments or settlements. Here is a summary of the cases, based on court records. In settlements, the officers and city do not acknowledge any wrongdoing.

Detective Michael McSpadden, 43, joined force 1993

2012: Bolaji Obe and Akinola Adesanya accused McSpadden of beating them in a Water Street parking garage. The city settled the lawsuit in July 2014 for $62,000.

2012: After driving under the influence and crashing through a parking garage gate, John Bonkowski accused McSpadden and another officer of breaking his wrist and ankle. The city settled the lawsuit in April 2014 for $75,000.

1999: Lacey Burnette accused McSpadden and other officers of beating him unconscious during a domestic incident. The city settled the case for $152,500.

1996: Robert O'Neil Jr. accused McSpadden of breaking his wrist in Fells Point. A jury awarded the man $1 million, but a judge reduced it to $100,000. The man appealed; a second jury awarded him $335,000.

1995: Mary Forrest accused him of dragging and stomping her while handcuffed during a domestic incident. Court records show the case shows settled, but no payout is listed. The city could not find financial records about the settlement.

Detective Daniel Hersl; 44, joined force in 1999

2010: Charles Faulkner said Hersl broke his jaw and nose with his fists and a police radio after the man fled. He later received probation before judgment for drug charges. The man sued Hersl; the city settled the lawsuit last month for $49,000.

2008: Taray Jefferson accused Hersl and another officer of breaking her arm when they searched for a drug suspect in a carryout store. The city settled the case in 2009 for $50,000.

2007: Lillian Parker was selling church raffle tickets when Hersl and Detective Calvin Moss accused her of selling drugs. She spent two days in jail, but prosecutors dropped the charges against her. She sued in 2010; the city settled the case in 2012 for $100,000.

Detective Calvin Moss, 46, joined force in 2004

2013: Marque Marshall jumped from a car and fled from Moss. The officer shot Marshall's left hand when he tried jumping a fence. Marshall lost most of his small finger. Marshall's lawsuit says another officer falsely told Moss that Marshall had a gun. Marshall faced several charges, including assault, but prosecutors dismissed them, records show. The civil suit is ongoing.

2010: Darrel McGraw accused Moss and his partner of beating him before and after being handcuffed. A jury in the civil case cleared Moss, but a judge found the partner liable for $7,500.

2008: Adair Wiley accused Moss and his partners of strip-searching her in public and hitting her on Lombard Street. A jury in the civil case ruled in favor of the officers in 2012.

2007: Lillian Parker was selling church raffle tickets when Moss and Hersl accused her of selling drugs. She spent two days in jail, but prosecutors dropped the charges against her. She sued in 2010; the city settled the case in 2012 for $100,000.

Patrolman David Reeping, 44, on force 2007-2011

2010: Jamal Butler accused Reeping of false arrest and false imprisonment, testifying that the officer said he was being arrested "for being a black smart ass" while standing on an East Baltimore Street. A jury awarded Butler $272,790 this year; the verdict is under appeal.

2010: Sophia DeShields accused Reeping of pulling her from the back of a car and breaking her wrist under the Jones Falls Expressway. The city settled the case in February 2014 for $24,000.

2009: Frank Snell II, a Randallstown dentist, and his friend, Brian Holmes, accused Reeping and two other officers of beating them while handcuffed on East Baltimore Street. The city settled the lawsuit in 2011 for $47,500.

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