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  • Wandering Eye: MTA head quietly removed, BPD settles lawsuit, and more

    Wandering Eye: MTA head quietly removed, BPD settles lawsuit, and more
    Timothy Ashe, a man who claims to have incurred $55,000 in medical expenses as a result of being punched out by a Baltimore City police officer in Jan. 2011, is set to receive $80,000 in city funds to settle the resulting lawsuit. According to the agenda of the Baltimore City Board of Estimates, which is scheduled to vote on the matter tomorrow, the officer says Ashe "lunged at him with his fist balled" after he refused to comply with an order to sit on a curb in the midst of "a verbal confrontation" in the 400 block of E. Lombard St., so the officer "delivered two strikes" to Ashe's face. The 37-year-old from Randallstown, who has no prior or subsequent criminal record, was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, but prosecutors declined to pursue the case, court records show. The city seeks to settle the suit "because of the conflicting factual issues, questions regarding probable cause, and objective injuries" suffered by Ashe, as well as the "uncertainties and unpredictability of jury verdicts." (Van Smith)
  • DNA crime analysis skewed by Baltimore City Police Department's failure to report data

    DNA crime analysis skewed by Baltimore City Police Department's failure to report data
    The Baltimore City Police Department did not report its DNA processing data to a state agency for the past two years, hobbling the agency's effort to track how well police crime labs handle crucial evidence in thousands of criminal cases, a state...

    Wandering Eye: Local cops recover lost salaries, the rich get richer on campus, unbidden doctors, and more

    Wandering Eye: Local cops recover lost salaries, the rich get richer on campus, unbidden doctors, and more
    Baltimore Police Sgt. Carlos Vila and Officer Robin Blackmon are poised to recover salaries lost when they were suspended without pay, according to the agenda of the Baltimore Board of Estimates meeting scheduled for tomorrow. Vila is set to get $104,872....

    Anatomy of a car stop: Baltimore police explain their position to city council public safety committee

    Anatomy of a car stop: Baltimore police explain their position to city council public safety committee
    More Baltimore police should handcuff suspects temporarily for the officers’ safety. Police can park a suspect’s car to save them the towing and impoundment fees. Any time a police officer talks to a citizen he or she is supposed to give...

    The Mail: Bad Monsters

    The Mail: Bad Monsters
    Bad Monsters Obama-looking monster (supposed to be Anthony Brown) on the cover (“Face-Off,” Feature, Oct. 29). Hogan is the more obvious monster, and I find this work by talented artist D’Incau to border on the racist, as well as the...