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7-year-old Taylor Hayes, shot two weeks ago in Southwest Baltimore, dies

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Taylor Hayes. Photo via the Baltimore Police Department.

Taylor Hayes, the 7-year-old girl who was shot while sitting in the backseat of a car two weeks ago, has died, police said this morning.

Video: Tipped off about gun tossed into bushes downtown, BPD officer responds, ‘This isn’t my district’

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Still via video from Baltimore Police Department/YouTube

Baltimore police have launched an internal probe into an incident where an on-duty officer, tipped off about a man who appeared to have tossed a gun into the bushes near Preston Gardens Park and then went back to retrieve it, declined to investigate because—in her words—”this isn’t my district.”

USA Today analysis: After Freddie Gray’s death, BPD officers decreased ‘on-view’ police work

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Photo by Elvert Barnes, via Flickr

Baltimore police still respond to calls for help quickly, but following the death of Freddie Gray and trials of officers charged in Gray’s death, the number of cops who report suspicious activity on the streets has plummeted, according to a new analysis by USA Today.

Police: Man shot by cops Thursday in stable condition, officers ID’d

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BPD chief spokesman T.J. Smith (left) and UMMS spokeswoman Karen Lancaster brief media outside the scene of the shooting on Thursday. Screenshot from Periscope/BPD.

Baltimore police say a 27-year-old man shot by officers Thursday afternoon at the Walter P. Carter Clinics downtown is now in stable condition.

For second time, Keith Davis Jr. trial ends with a hung jury

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Keith Davis Jr. Image via Facebook

For the second time, the trial of Keith Davis Jr. in the shooting death of Pimlico Race Course security guard Kevin Jones has ended with a hung jury.

This was Davis’ third trial for the murder of Jones, who was shot 11 times on his way to work in the early morning of June 7, 2015.

ShotSpotter audio sensors deployed in East, West Baltimore to help BPD detect gunfire

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Baltimore Police Department spokesman T.J. Smith (left), Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle (centeR) and Deputy Commissioner Andre Bonaparte demonstrate ShotSpotter. Image via Facebook.

A network of highly sensitive audio sensors were recently placed atop buildings across West Baltimore. When a gunshot rings out, they’ll pick up on the frequency and send a clip to audio analysts at the Newark, California, home base of gunfire-detection software firm ShotSpotter. If the sound checks out as actual gunfire, an officer here in Baltimore will be notified by an app on their phone.

BPD Commissioner Darryl De Sousa resigns

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Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa. Photo via Baltimore Police Department.

Following federal tax evasion charges, Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa has resigned and Mayor Catherine Pugh has accepted his resignation, the mayor announced today.

City approves $50K settlement for man who alleged officer injured him with ‘hip throw’ in 2016 altercation

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Photo by Elvert Barnes, via Flickr

In addition to signing off on a record-setting $9 million settlement this morning for a man wrongfully convicted of murdering a woman in Baltimore in 1987, city officials also approved a $50,000 payout for a man who who alleged an officer injured his knee with a “hip throw” takedown in 2016.

City set to pay $9 million to man wrongfully convicted and jailed in 1987 rape-murder case

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Photo by Elvert Barnes, via Flickr

The city could be doling out one of its largest-ever payouts tied to alleged police wrongdoing, assuming the Board of Estimates approves a $9 million settlement for James Owens, who was freed from prison in 2008 after DNA evidence cleared him in a 1987 rape-murder case.

Man whose nose was broken in 2015 scuffle with city officers set to receive $90,000 settlement

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Photo by Elvert Barnes, via Flickr

The city has agreed to pay $90,000 to a man who sued multiple Baltimore police officers after they broke his nose in a May 2015 scuffle at a Mount Vernon row house, and then charged him several weeks later with assaulting one of the officers.

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