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.
Only the second outside chief in department’s history, Edward Flynn is credited with modernizing the agency, introducing new technologies and raising the profile of the department in national policing circles.
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.
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.”
Eight officers, a five-man drug crew, one bail bondsman and two other civilians will be sentenced on federal crimes. All were linked in a web of crime that stretched from peddlers of deadly heroin to a celebrated unit of plainclothes police.
The wife of Donald Trump Jr., was rushed to a New York hospital Monday after opening a package containing a “suspicious” white substance that was later determined to be “non-hazardous.” Trump Jr. called the incident “truly disgusting.”