Baltimore City now lets you look up lawsuits against the cops

Baltimore now lets you look at basic information about lawsuits against police

Baltimore City added a digest of lawsuits against police officers to its online searchable database at Open Baltimore. The law-case database lets you search by plaintiff or defendant plus venue and disposition. Right now, if you leave all fields blank, you get 11 cases on two pages.

The "read more" link there gets a paragraph summary—so-and-so sued the cops and the case was dismissed, basically. Or so-and-so sued, claiming false arrest and false imprisonment, and the city settled for $15,000.

Not much. But still progress. 


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