BPD The Baltimore Police Department continues to face scrutiny as a result of Joe Crystal's whistle-blower lawsuit (see page 12), which claims that the standout cop was essentially forced to resign after outing corrupt cops. And last week, a Maryland District Court judge ruled that four BPD officers violated the Fourth Amendment for stopping a vehicle in West Baltimore simply because a man talked to the driver and then got in the car. So, now this much is clear: Publicly conversing does not equal reasonable suspicion of a crime, even in Baltimore.
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