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City to settle lawsuit claiming cop framed an innocent man

City to settle lawsuit claiming cop framed an innocent man

The City of Baltimore agreed on Oct. 12 to settle a lawsuit against a city cop who allegedly orchestrated a bogus drug bust, killed an innocent man's dog, and jailed him on trumped-up charges—all to help a confidential informant who was trying to steal his girlfriend.

"Incredible as it may seem, this is the theory that the plaintiff advances in his civil complaint," attorney Neil Duke wrote in an unsuccessful attempt to get the case dismissed. "Namely, that the defendants risked their professional livelihoods and jeopardized their personal reputations for the purpose of 'hooking up' a confidential informant with Plaintiff's girlfriend."

Duke's motion says...

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