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By Ovetta Wiggins, The Washington Post | June 24, 2010
The state prosecutor's office has launched an investigation into allegations that several elected officials and politically connected operatives in Prince George's County tried to shake down a developer who wanted to lease space to a county agency, according to a source familiar with the state probe. Jonathan S. Shurberg, an attorney for developer Arun Luthra, said his client received a subpoena about a week ago to testify before a grand jury July 1. "My client will be in front of the grand jury," Shurberg said.
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October 6, 2014
The decision last week by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts to call in federal investigators to probe allegations of excessive use of force and other misconduct by Baltimore police is as embarrassing as it was unavoidable. No city attempting to polish its image as an attractive place to live and work wants to admit having a problem with police brutality it can't handle. But since a six-month investigation by The Sun uncovered evidence of a dysfunctional department seemingly inimical to reform, it's been apparent that the city needs help.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | June 23, 1999
An Elkridge woman has been indicted by a Howard County grand jury on charges of abusing her 80-year-old mother -- an allegation that is rarely prosecuted. The Howard County Department of Social Services had received three reports that Irene Bray was mistreated by her daughter, court records show, before the allegations resulted in criminal charges. Department officials would not discuss the case. On April 30, a Howard County police detective responded to a Columbia adult day care facility, where Bray was a client, after employees reported seeing bruises on her face and arms, officials said.
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October 3, 2014
Sportswriter Peter Schmuck suggests that Michael Phelps "could face public ridicule and lose a ton of sponsorship money for his latest indiscretion," as if this might be the most important result of his irresponsible actions ( " Michael Phelps ' arrest is last thing Baltimore needed," Sept. 30). Why did Mr. Schmuck not address the irreparable damage that could have been inflicted on the families of any of the potential victims of Mr. Phelps' "indiscretion"? For that matter, why did Mr. Schmuck even refer to Mr. Phelps' action as an "indiscretion" rather than what it really was - a criminal act?
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By Peter Hermann and Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2011
The Occupy Baltimore protest is now entrenched at the Inner Harbor, but its members are questioning whether they can sustain the movement amid a dwindling number of core leaders and allegations of crime and drug use. Reports that a woman was sexually assaulted in a tent, deemed unfounded by city police, have nevertheless put public safety at the forefront, with some organizers complaining that homeless people have overrun the tent city at McKeldin Square....
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | July 3, 1998
A Baltimore police officer was ordered to desk duty yesterday after an allegation surfaced that he had a "sexual encounter" with a teen-age male while on duty Wednesday evening, a department official and sources said.Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a police spokesman, said the Internal Investigations Division is involved in the case.He would not identify the teen or the officer, who he said is assigned to the Western District patrol.Two command-level police sources said the alleged encounter involved a teen-age male and occurred after the officer took a police action against the teen, either arresting or briefly detaining him.They would not divulge any other information, including where the alleged incident occurred, the exact nature of the sexual contact or the teen's age.The sources said someone, possibly a relative of the teen, reported the alleged liaison.
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By Los Angeles Times | September 29, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Spokesmen for Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown sought yesterday to untangle apparent inconsistencies in his statements on an influence-peddling accusation, amid signs that political fallout from the allegation is causing growing concern at the White House.Mr. Brown, accused of taking $700,000 to help lift the trade embargo against Vietnam, was quoted by his spokesman last month as saying that he had never met the Vietnamese businessmen who supposedly made the offer.The allegation is the subject of a federal grand jury investigation in Florida.
SPORTS
July 20, 2010
Florida and the NCAA are investigating an allegation that former Gators offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey received $100,000 from a representative of a sports agent before last season ended, ESPN.com reported Monday. The allegation stated Pouncey received the money between Florida's loss to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference title game and its Sugar Bowl win over Cincinnati, according to the report. The alleged representative was not named. "We were made aware of some information in early June that we reported to law enforcement and we then shared with the NCAA and the SEC," Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said in a statement.
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2012
Howard County police detectives searched the office of the Columbia Housing Corporation on Wednesday in an investigation involving an employee, a lawyer representing the nonprofit agency said in a statement. Thomas Meachum, of Columbia, said in an email that the agency "provided the information and documentation requested by the Police Department, and will continue to provide any other information the Department feels it needs to conduct its investigation of the employee. The employee in question has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.
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By Eric Kurhi, The San Jose Mercury News | January 26, 2013
Prosecutors announced Friday that charges will not be sought against 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a swanky downtown hotel. A statement released Friday by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said: "The San Francisco Police Department -- Special Victims Unit completed and submitted a thorough investigation of the allegations against Michael Crabtree. Following a review of all the evidence, my office has determined that no charges will be filed against Michael Crabtree at this time.
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Mark Puente and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
The U.S. Department of Justice will conduct a civil rights investigation into allegations of brutality and misconduct by the Baltimore Police Department, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts announced Friday. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Batts requested the probe after a six-month investigation by The Baltimore Sun found city residents have suffered battered faces and broken bones during arrests . The city has paid $5.7 million in court judgments and settlements in 102 cases since 2011, and nearly all of the people who received payouts were cleared of criminal charges, according to the investigation published this week.
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Mark Puente and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
State and local politicians continued the call Monday for heightened scrutiny of Baltimore police officers who are the focus of brutality allegations, urging tougher penalties for offenders and greater disclosure of internal discipline. "Police brutality is completely inexcusable. I'm going to apply justice fairly, even to those who wear a badge," said Marilyn Mosby, who is expected to be the next Baltimore state's attorney. The Democrat is the only major party nominee on the ballot, though she faces opposition in the Nov. 4 election from a write-in candidate.
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Mark Puente and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
Baltimore lawmakers and community activists called Sunday for more reforms and federal oversight of the city's Police Department after learning about broken bones and battered faces from an investigation into allegations of police brutality in recent years. Responding to results of a six-month Baltimore Sun investigation , two councilmen said they had not known that the city paid money in more than 100 settlements or jury verdicts since 2011. "The administration likes to keep some of that quiet," said Councilman Warren Branch, head of the panel's public safety committee.
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
A 22-year-old man was arrested after a peeping tom incident in a Toys-R-Us bathroom in Glen Burnie Friday night, police said. A woman was in a bathroom stall at the Toys-R-Us at 6711 Ritchie Highway around 9 p.m. when she saw a cell phone under the partition from the neighboring stall, then saw a man in the stall, police said. The woman followed the man through the store as she called security and 911, and the man was detained. Marcus Travon McCurdy, 22, of Baltimore, was charged under the peeping tom statute and released on his own recognizance.
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By Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
A lead attorney in a multimillion-dollar settlement against Johns Hopkins Medicine said Friday that some clients complained to medical staff about improper exams before the internal investigation that uncovered illegal filming of female patients by gynecologist Nikita Levy. "All I know, and I'm taking the word of certain people who were patients, was at some point in time or some points in time, patients made complaints to hospital personnel," said Baltimore attorney Jonathan Schochor.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
Custom sports uniform provider Sports55 Inc. has reached a settlement with the state over allegations that it failed to fulfill youth team uniform orders or delivered them late, the Maryland Attorney General's office said. The state Consumer Protection Division reached the settlement with Sports55 and affiliated enterprises Teamuniforms123 LLC and Dyesubsports LLC, all based in Anne Arundel County, and two owners, Kelly Burke and John Eberl, the Attorney General's office said. "Dozens of adult and youth league teams were left in the lurch when this company failed to promptly deliver the uniforms they ordered and paid for," Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said in a statement.
NEWS
February 12, 1995
I find myself in a very peculiar situation, having to explain and defend myself, because I was asked to do a job by then-Chief of Police Robert P. Russell. I was asked in 1992 to write and develop what is known as the Anne Arundel County Police Department's Youth Activities Program. I didn't ask for this assignment, but I accepted it, and I did what I thought was best in writing and developing this program for the children and residents of Freetown and Meade Village.I wasn't furnished any county funds to initiate this program, so I asked help from my good friend, former state Sen. Michael Wagner, and thus we formed Take Back Our Streets, Inc., a non-profit organization, that solely raises money for the Youth Activities Program.
NEWS
By Jack Germond & Jules Witcover | August 12, 1992
WASHINGTON -- Just when you thought it was safe to go back into your tabloid newspaper again, the jaws of junk journalism once more come snapping down on the 1992 presidential campaign.Last winter it was the gossip tabloid the Star that got the ball rolling on allegations of marital infidelity against Gov. Bill Clinton, on the basis of the testimony of a Little Rock sometime nightclub singer and some taped telephone conversations that may or may not have been edited. The ball was kept rolling by ABC News, which high-mindedly declined to report the charges on its evening news the day it broke but then devoted its late-night "Nightline" show to a debate on the propriety of airing the story.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2014
Baltimore's top lawyer said Wednesday that the state's attorney's office has partnered with the city inspector general to investigate allegations that the Mayor's Office of Information Technology paid contractual employees for work they didn't perform. City Solicitor George A. Nilson, who supervises city Inspector General Robert H. Pearre Jr., confirmed that Baltimore prosecutors are now involved in the probe. "They have been working together," Nilson said. "I do know that the investigation is not 100 percent complete.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Baltimore's spending panel is asked to approve a $40,000 settlement on charges that city officers falsely arrested a man and committed assault and battery against him at his Glen Oaks apartment. Alex Dickson, the plaintiff in the case, received significant injuries to his teeth, nose and ribs after three officers came to his apartment on Aug. 13, 2010 with his girlfriend under the terms of a protective order so she could retrieve some personal items. When the group arrived, Dickson used his body to block Officer James Wilder from crossing the threshold when Wilder grabbed Dickson and placed him under arrest, according to the settlement memo presented to the Board of Estimates.
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