Legal Caps May Block $37M Payout in Police Shooting

The $37 million verdict won by the family of Korryn Gaines against Baltimore County police is one of the largest ever against law enforcement officers in Maryland. Experts question whether they will see all that money. Maryland’s cap on local governments’ liabilities in such cases makes it unlikely Gaines’ relatives and her young son Kodi will see the full amount.

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Noise and Crime: A Link Too Often Ignored

The failure to enforce municipal noise ordinances can create an environment that encourages lawbreaking, and can sometimes mean that police miss criminal behavior, warns an expert who specializes in the impact of noise on public health.

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Top Lawmaker: I’ll Fight Trump Police Cuts ‘Tooth and Nail’

Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), co-chair of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, says the Trump plan to downgrade the Community Oriented Policing Services Office is an “odd way…to show support for the brave men and women in blue who rely on the office and grants to keep our neighborhoods safe.”