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Freddie Gray’s neighborhood: Captain Sheree Briscoe is one tough mother

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Baltimore Police Captain Sheree Briscoe is the new commander of the Western District, the epicenter of the convulsions that wracked Baltimore six weeks ago. A cop for 21 years, she is not what you expect. Short […]

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Freddie Gray’s neighborhood: Captain Sheree Briscoe is one tough mother

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By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Baltimore Police Captain Sheree Briscoe is the new commander of the Western District, the epicenter of the convulsions that wracked Baltimore six weeks ago. A cop for 21 years, she is not what you expect. Short […]

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Maryland legislators call for more diversity, standardized training for police

Law enforcement was heavily represented at the first meeting of the Public Safety and Policing Workgroup Monday. By Glynis Kazanjian Glynis@MarylandReporter.com Lawmakers charged with making policy recommendations following the police custody death

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Why the Brown family will win the lawsuit against Ferguson

On April 23 of this year Michael Brown’s family filed a lawsuit against the City of Ferguson for the wrongful death of their son, Michael Brown Jr. This civil

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Det. Frank Serpico to Det. Joe Crystal: Nothing has changed in police work

Eric Garner did not try to grab an officer’s weapon, nor did he assault any police officer. Walter Scott was running away from and not towards a police officer, with

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Baltimore Riots: Political prosecution of police helps restore order

Photo above by Susan Melkisethian with Flickr Creatives Commons License By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Marilyn Mosby made a calculated political decision to prosecute six Baltimore police officers in the death of

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Baltimore City police officers will roll over on each other in the Freddie Gray case

Baltimore City police on night duty at the War Memorial. (Anthony C. Hayes) The Baltimore State's Attorney ruled that the death of Freddie Gray was a homicide. She charged all

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Baltimore Riots: Blame Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Baltimore was on fire Monday night,  following the worst riots Charm City had seen since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in April 1968. That criminals used Freddie

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Baltimore’s Heartbreak: Where did the fury come from?

Forty-seven years ago, when the city of Baltimore had its most catastrophic riot in the aftermath of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, City Hall quickly imposed a curfew. I

Freddie Gray is apprehended by police April 12. He died April 19 after sustaining injuries while in police custody.

Should cops be silent if telling the truth means losing their career?

The moral, ethical and legal answer to that question is most definitely no. But sometimes when a cop is facing just that same question, the right answer might become blurred.

Baltimore demands justice in the Freddie Gray case. (Erik Hoffman)

Police conduct, drug crime sentencing focus of General Assembly’s proposed reforms

By Nate Rabner Capital News Service The Maryland General Assembly responded in this year’s legislative session to public concern about police misconduct, drug crime, domestic violence and more. Police conduct Freddie Gray’s death

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