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Trump presses race as 2020 tactic, draws rebuke from Republican governor

29 Jul 2019

BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON President Donald Trump, again stoking racial divisions, on Monday renewed his attacks on a black U.S. congressman from Baltimore and slammed black civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton, drawing a rebuke from Maryland's Republican governor and the black former Republican Party national chairman. | Video

'Serial' alibi witness posed 'terrible risk' to defense, Maryland says

29 Nov 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md./NEW YORK Maryland on Thursday asked the state's top court to reinstate the murder conviction of a man whose guilt was cast into doubt by the "Serial" podcast, saying his lawyer would have run "a terrible risk" by interviewing a witness who provided an alibi that conflicted with what the man had told investigators.

Baltimore residents call on judge to approve police reforms decree

07 Apr 2017

BALTIMORE Dozens of Baltimore residents said on Thursday the city's police department needs the reforms negotiated under a proposed consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice because they fear more incidents like the 2015 death of a black man while in police custody.

U.S. in deal to reform Baltimore police after Freddie Gray death

13 Jan 2017

BALTIMORE The city of Baltimore will enact a series of police reforms including changes in how officers use force and transport prisoners under an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department filed in federal court on Thursday.

Baltimore police lieutenant acquitted in Freddie Gray case

19 Jul 2016

BALTIMORE Baltimore prosecutors on Monday failed for the fourth time to secure a conviction against a city police officer for the death of black detainee Freddie Gray, as a lieutenant was cleared of all charges. | Video

Baltimore police lieutenant acquitted in Freddie Gray death

18 Jul 2016

BALTIMORE A Maryland judge on Monday acquitted Baltimore police Lieutenant Brian Rice of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office for the April 2015 death of black detainee Freddie Gray.

Closing pitches made in Baltimore cop's trial for Freddie Gray death

14 Jul 2016

BALTIMORE Prosecution and defense lawyers made closing arguments on Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of the highest-ranking Baltimore police officer charged in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray.

Baltimore policeman negligent in Freddie Gray death - prosecutor

07 Jul 2016

BALTIMORE The highest-ranking Baltimore police officer charged in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray should have secured him in the transport van where Gray broke his neck, a Maryland prosecutor said on Thursday at the start of Lieutenant Brian Rice's manslaughter trial.

Fourth Baltimore officer opts for bench trial in Freddie Gray case

05 Jul 2016

BALTIMORE The fourth Baltimore police officer facing charges in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray opted for a bench trial on Tuesday as prosecutors seek their first conviction in the high-profile case.

Baltimore judge clears second officer in Freddie Gray death

24 Jun 2016

BALTIMORE Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson Jr. on Thursday became the second officer cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of injuries sustained while in police custody. | Video

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