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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff writer | March 1, 1992
Thirteen non-union deputies of the Harford Sheriff's Office have sued the state, seeking back pay they say is owed to them for coming into work 15 minutes early every day for roll calls.The deputies sayin the suit, filed Monday in Harford Circuit Court, that the state has violated Maryland's wage laws, which requires employers to providewages for hours worked."The deputies conferred a benefit to the state by working and providing services to the state, and have not been compensated for theirefforts," the suit says.
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By Los Angeles Times | September 12, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- A mentally disturbed man who was killed last month by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies was shot nine times in the back, with several of the bullets apparently striking his body as he lay "against the pavement or concrete in a face-down position," according to a copy of the sealed autopsy report obtained yesterday by the Los Angeles Times.The county coroner's report also shows that 33-year-old Keith Hamilton suffered head, mouth, elbow, and knee injuries, indicating deputies struck Mr. Hamilton with batons, his family's attorney says.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2002
Two Prince George's County sheriff's deputies were shot to death last night while attempting to serve psychiatric commitment papers and take into custody one of two men in a house in Adelphi, authorities said. The names of the deputies - a man and a woman - were not immediately divulged. State police said the deputies were hit by a shotgun blast. The man was pronounced dead inside the house in the 9300 block of Lynmont Drive, near Route 212. The woman was rushed by ambulance to Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly, where she died a short time later, authorities said.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff Writer | August 29, 1992
John M. Staubitz Jr., the former state health official convicted of skimming thousands of dollars in the State Games scandal and who was on the lam for nearly a month before his arrest last week in Las Vegas, said last night that he had fled to avoid sentencing because he was "confused" and "scared.""It was a foolhardy thing to do," Staubitz said as Baltimore sheriff's deputies escorted him through Baltimore-Washington International Airport. "I guess I was just confused and a little scared.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer Bruce Reid contributed to this article | January 15, 1995
The Harford County sheriff's sniper who shot a man during a standoff in Norrisville Tuesday was given several days off to cope with the emotional strain of the job, a sheriff's spokesman said."
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By Cox News Service | May 23, 1991
WEST MILTON, Ohio -- A 63-year-old man bludgeoned his wife to death yesterday morning with a pair of banjos, deputies said."I've been an officer for 30 years, and that's the first banjo killing I've seen," said Miami County Chief Deputy Charles Price. "It's just kind of bizarre."Edward Benson has been charged with aggravated murder and was being held in the Miami County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bond. Mr. Price said Mr. Benson beat his wife, Katie, with the musical instruments in their home about 5 a.m."
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | November 15, 2000
For several years, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Teamsters have waged heated contests to represent law enforcement groups in Anne Arundel County. The battle is over only 56 workers, but the dispute over who should represent them is becoming fierce. Three years ago, the Teamsters wooed deputy sheriffs away from the FOP. Now a move is afoot to topple the Teamsters. Now that their petition has been filed with the county requiring a vote, leaders of the group trying to lose the Teamsters are strategizing and quietly counting heads to see if they will have the support to boot out the Teamsters.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | June 15, 2005
Since 1851, the Howard County sheriff's deputies had been working without job protection and became the last deputies in the state to be at-will employees who could be let go for any reason. Despite lingering fear that a newly elected sheriff could clear out the office, repeated efforts to get job protection for the deputies failed until last year, when Cpl. Andrew S. Mackert helped form a Fraternal Order of Police lodge. Since that time, the group has embarked on a campaign to win its members job protection rights and raise money for fallen officer and scholarship funds.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | July 9, 2006
Turmoil continued to shake the Harford County Sheriff's Office last week as a captain suspected of making allegations of electioneering against the sheriff's second-in-command was demoted and a deputy who made public claims of morale problems within the agency was suspended, each for alleged work-related infractions. The developments come on the heels of Sheriff R. Thomas Golding's recent announcement that state prosecutors decided not to bring criminal charges against his undersheriff, Col. Howard Walter.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | November 3, 1998
Harford County sheriff's deputies scaled back a search yesterday for a convicted murderer considered armed and dangerous, after a weekend-long manhunt failed to snare him.Richard Vito Genna, 35, of an unknown address is being sought on warrants for nonsupport, violation of probation and failure to appear in court.Genna and his 28-year-old girlfriend, Barbara Estelle Gamache, ran from deputies Friday and disappeared in Joppatowne. Genna had run from a traffic stop more than a week before and a weapon was found in his car.Over the most recent weekend, police combed the area where Genna was last seen and beefed up patrols to ensure the safety of trick-or-treaters.
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