Tag: police

Frosh Calls for Statewide Overhaul of Rape Kit Testing Policies

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Courtesy Maryland Attorney General’s Office

Maryland needs uniform policies for police agencies that set a timeframe for rape kit testing and storage of untested kits, as well as notification about results for survivors, according to a new report from Attorney General Brian Frosh’s office.

Toronto Police Arrest Pair of UB Student’s Alleged Killers

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Courtesy Toronto Police
Courtesy Toronto Police

Two men north of the border have been arrested in the murder of 26-year-old University of Baltimore student Julian Jones last weekend.

School Police Charged for Kicking, Slapping REACH! Student

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reachschoolThe Baltimore school police officers who were seen in a video where one of the cops hits a REACH! Partnership School student are facing criminal charges.

Baltimore 911 Calls Now Posted Online

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Baltimore Police Homicide Division
Baltimore Police Homicide Division

Over the past year, it’s become clear that the Baltimore Police Department has a transparency problem. 

Baltimore’s Police Union Joins Quentin Tarantino Boycott

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Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino

Director Quentin Tarantino’s remarks at a recent rally are the latest to draw a statement from Lt. Gene Ryan, president of Baltimore’s police union.

Two Law Enforcement Dogs Die in Hot Car in Baltimore

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Kojack and Dingo, a bloodhound and a Dutch Shepherd respectively, died from heat exhaustion in a police vehicle last week, the Baltimore Sun reports

Maryland Becomes First State to Officially Ban Racial Profiling

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As of yesterday, Maryland became the first state in the country to enact strict new rules aimed at ending discriminatory profiling by police.

Maryland’s Random Shooter Also Fired on Casino, Library

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Hong Young
Hong Young

Hong Young already confounded authorities with his target selection during his suburban shooting spree. A week later, police are still finding bullet holes. On Wednesday, they added a library and Maryland Live! to a list of Young targets that already included big box stores and the NSA.

Not Coming Soon: Plastic Bag Ban, Body Cameras, Private Water System

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Plastic bag ban veto: Giving the kids something to film.
Plastic bag ban veto: Giving the kids something to film.

Whether it was the City Council or the public, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s administration has been busy putting a damper on various ideas that were out in the public. For now, the mayor is refusing to go along with proposals that would take plastic bags out of stores, and put body cameras on cops. Meanwhile, the Public Works Department sought to squelch rumors that the city’s water system was going to be sold to the highest bidder. Here’s the rundown:

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