Advocates for police accountability and transparency in Baltimore and across the state urged legislators in Annapolis on Tuesday to pass a bill giving police administrators the discretion to release disciplinary and internal affairs records when they deem it appropriate.
Baltimore police are doing away with the term "stop and frisk," though officers can still use the controversial search tactic. Baltimore's Deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said controversy over the New York Police Department's heavy use of the practice led to a negative connotation from which police must distance themselves.
One of the top television series of the summer of 2013 has a Harford County native among its cast members, an actor who has spent nearly 25 years working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.
The Palestinian immigrant and his brother lived side-by-side in homes in West Ocean City, over the years opening a number of businesses throughout the area — three pizza shops, a Mexican restaurant, a liquor store, gas stations, and development companies, court records show.
The number of police officers killed in the line of duty jumped 13 percent this year -- 173 compared with 153 last year -- and for the first time in more than a decade more died from gunfire than by motor vehicle accident.