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BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, use excessive force too often and are not adequately disciplined for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being issued Wednesday. The report, the culmination of a yearlong investigation into one of the country’s largest police forces, also found that officers make large […]

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The second trial for a police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray is set for next month — a year after the black man’s neck was broken in a police van — and one of the officer’s colleagues will be forced to testify. The latest reshuffling of trial dates happened […]

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The latest in the case of a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray (all times local): 9:39 a.m. A Maryland appeals court has delayed the trial of the police van driver charged in the death of Freddie Gray. Jury selection had been set to start Monday in Baltimore […]

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BALTIMORE (AP) — A jury will be seated Wednesday for the trial of Officer William Porter (pictured) the first of six Baltimore police officers to stand trial in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died of a spinal injury he suffered in custody. The panel will be chosen from some of the […]

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BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge has ruled that jurors in the first trial of a police officer in the death of Freddie Gray can remain anonymous, but they won’t be sequestered. Judge Barry Williams ruled Tuesday on more than a dozen motions ahead of Officer William Porter’s trial, which starts next week. Porter is […]

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s mayor fired the troubled city’s police commissioner Wednesday, saying that a recent spike in homicides in the weeks after an unarmed black man died of injuries in police custody required a change in leadership. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake thanked Police Commissioner Anthony Batts for his service — and praised the job he […]

Marilyn Mosby is clearly comfortable in a courtroom. Fifteen years ago, when Mosby was a student at Tuskegee University, she suspected that a neighbor had broken into her apartment when she away and had, of all things a baby shower for his pregnant wife. The NY Daily News Reports:  The 35-year-old Baltimore City State’s Attorney […]

    In the wake of Freddie Gray, Jr.’s controversial death in a police van, Baltimore City erupted in protests, some of which turned violent. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was on the frontlines during the unrest and she was criticized for her leadership in handling the situation. Since charges have been filed against six cops in […]

Marilyn Mosby is under fire again, this time for attending a Prince concert. Critics are accusing Mosby, the Baltimore State’s Attorney, of crossing the line after she appeared on stage with Prince Sunday during a concert where the popular musician performed a spirited song about the Freddie Gray case. Prince performed “Baltimore,” a song he […]

  Roland Martin talks to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake about her decision to call the DOJ to investigate the Baltimore Police Department in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray. “I made the call because I’m committed to reform in the Baltimore Police Department. Under my leadership we’ve taken a number of measures to […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is preparing to announce a civil rights investigation into the practices of the Baltimore police department following a request from that city’s mayor, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday. The investigation could be announced as early as Friday, according to the person, who spoke on condition of […]

The Baltimore police officer who initiated the arrest of Freddie Gray, Jr. has had his own share of problems. In 2012, the now 41-year-old officer, Brian Rice, was suspended after a mental health breakdown and his son’s mother and her husband filing a restraining order against him. Though the request for protection was later denied, […]