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City cop kills girlfriend’s puppy; charged with felony

March 5, 2014
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City cop kills girlfriend’s puppy; charged with felony

A Baltimore City Police officer was arrested in Montgomery County today and charged with aggravated animal cruelty, a felony. Alec E. Taylor, 27, who has been with the department for five years and was assigned to the Southwest District, turned himself in to Montgomery County police after learning that a warrant for his arrest...
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Police alter photo array procedure

October 28, 2013
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Police alter photo array procedure

Baltimore police held a press conference Friday to announce a policy change that most people will never experience, but which could profoundly affect the prospects of those suspected of crimes in the city. Called the “Double-blind/sequential photographic array procedures,” the new policy, contained in General Order J-9, upends decades of policy on how to...
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More details coming in Long murder case

September 17, 2013
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More details coming in Long murder case

Federal prosecutors plan to tell a more complete (and truer) story than the state did about the 2008 murder of Robert Long, according to a motion filed in the capital murder case against Jose J. Morales. In a nine-page document titled “Intrinsic Act Evidence to be Used Against Defendant” prosecutors say they plan to...
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Disbarred lawyer implicated in drug ring, Dead Man, Inc. murder-for-hire

July 23, 2013
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Disbarred lawyer implicated in drug ring, Dead Man, Inc. murder-for-hire

A document filed last week in a federal murder case implicates disbarred defense attorney Stanley Needleman (pictured, left) in a gang-related murder-for-hire scheme, while another document raises questions about how Baltimore City police and prosecutors handled the case. The case involves the murder of Robert Long, a long-time aid to contractor, arsonist, and drug...
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Ceremony Set to Mark 25th Anniversary of Baltimore Det. Marcellus Ward’s Murder

December 2, 2009
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A quarter-century ago tomorrow, in an apartment above the Kandy Kitchen store near Union Square in West Baltimore, Baltimore Police Det. Marcellus Ward was murdered during an undercover drug deal. The deadly transaction was recorded by the wire Ward was wearing. The tragedy, which will be commemorated by law enforcers at 10 a.m. tomorrow...
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CJCC Addresses Recent Homicide Spike

December 10, 2008
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Today was the December monthly meeting of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, a body that includes Mayor Sheila Dixon, State’s Attorney Patricia Jessamy, and Police Commissioner Fred Bealefeld, in addition to representatives from the courts, Parole and Probation, Public Safety, Correctional Services, and a host of other organizations involved in dealing with crime in...
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