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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2013
Hundreds of people donned sneakers on a crisp, sunny Sunday morning to show their support for a Maryland state trooper critically injured on the job last month. The crowd gathered at the Maryland State Police Academy in Sykesville for the "5K for JK," an event that raised money to help with expenses related to the recovery and rehabilitation of Maryland State Trooper Jacqueline Kline. Kline, 25, was struck by a car in Pasadena while assisting a K-9 trooper who had pulled over a suspected drunken driver in the early morning hours of Oct. 6. While Kline walked on the shoulder of Route 100, she was hit by another car. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, a broken nose and other injuries, but her recovery is progressing rapidly, according to Amy Reed, Kline's mother, who lives in Little Egg Harbor, N.J. Kline has been recovering at Sinai Hospital and could be released next week, her mother said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2013
The Baltimore Police Department has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to hire 10 new officers. The city already has about 3,000 sworn officers — more per capita than many other large cities in the country — but just experienced a violent summer and has seen more murders so far this year than at the same time last year. Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, who just concluded his first year on the job, recently said attrition in the department was a major problem, with many officers leaving the force.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2013
Maryland's new handgun licensing law will be waived for the nearly 50,000 gun buyers still waiting for background checks, the state police said Tuesday. The department also deployed a new team of two dozen data-entry workers to help address the backlog, which has left gun purchasers waiting for months. Maryland's new gun law, which takes effect Tuesday, calls for handgun buyers to give their fingerprints to law enforcement and get a $50 license. An advisory letter from the attorney general said even buyers who applied long ago would have to comply with those provisions if they didn't pick up their firearm until Oct. 1 or after.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | September 20, 2013
A museum dedicated to the history of law enforcement in Howard County is scheduled to open on Main Street in Historic Ellicott City by the end of this year. Construction on the project is under way, and the expected cost of the museum is $120,000, according to a Howard County police news release. Funding for the project will come through donations and sponsorships.  The first phase was funded by donations from the Howard County Police Foundation, Supervisors' Alliance and Retired Officers Association.
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September 11, 2013
"Justice for Ethan" signals a call from the family of Robert Ethan Saylor and all families experiencing Down syndrome (" Reopen the case of Robert Ethan Saylor Sept. 5). Ethan, 26, had Down syndrome. He died when he was being escorted from a movie theater by several off-duty law enforcement officials. Unfortunately, the officers were not trained to interact with an individual with Down syndrome. Families with children who have Down syndrome are calling for additional training of law enforcement officers to learn how to address these types of situations.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2013
Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson was recognized this month by a national law enforcement association for advocating for stricter gun control laws. Johnson received the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives' Outstanding Service Award for serving as the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence. Serving as the partnership chair, Johnson has been a very outspoken supporter for tougher gun laws, including banning assault-weapons sales.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
Even as immigrant advocates applauded a federal court ruling that limits local efforts to target people in the country illegally, some Frederick County officials insisted that they should continue to play a role in deporting them. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling this week revives a lawsuit stemming from the detention and arrest by Frederick County sheriff's deputies of a Salvadoran woman as she sat on a curb eating a sandwich in October 2008. The court ruled that state and local law enforcement can't detain or arrest people solely based on their immigration status.
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By Dan Singer | August 7, 2013
Police officers, firefighters and rescue personnel gathered at Granville Gude Park Tuesday evening for Laurel's annual National Night Out. Organized in communities across the country, National Night Out is an opportunity for law enforcement officials and first responders to meet with citizens and raise awareness about their work. Laurel's event featured the Laurel Police Department, Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Prince George's County Fire Department's bomb squad, as well as a number of community organizations.
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By Tricia Bishop
The Baltimore Sun
| August 1, 2013
The Towson University Police Department is seeking accreditation from a national law-enforcement standards agency and inviting public comment about its practices and procedures. The comment session is scheduled for 5 p.m. Aug. 5 in the administration building, room 424. Those who can't make the session may call 410-704-6531 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. that day and speak directly with an assessor from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Comments must be limited to 10 minutes and address the department's performance.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2013
A double shooting in the middle of the day Wednesday in West Baltimore killed a man and a woman not far from where four people were shot in the afternoon a day earlier. The double homicide occurred as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced a news conference for Thursday morning with Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein and State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein. A news release said it would offer an "important announcement on crime reductions efforts," but officials declined to elaborate.
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