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August 17, 2014
A 38-year-old Landover man fatally shot and stabbed his 3-year-old daughter before being killed exchanging gunfire with five Prince George's County police officers and a state trooper on Saturday, officials said. Frederick Roy Miller, of the 8000 block of Allandale Drive, had shot both of the infant's caretakers — her maternal grandfather and great-grandmother — just before 1 p.m. in the 4200 block of Farmer Place when he took off in a car with the infant, police said. The two were in grave condition at a local hospital, police said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
As hundreds walked through Baltimore on Thursday to protest a police shooting in Missouri, uniformed officers were recording their every move. The decision by the Baltimore Police Department to record the march raised questions about how the tapes would be used and why authorities had chosen to record the event. Participants said they saw as many as a dozen officers shadowing the crowds and filming them, almost like a documentary crew, as the protesters walked to the Inner Harbor or spoke with officers.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | August 15, 2014
Looks like police in Ferguson, Mo., took it upon themselves to suspend the First Amendment Wednesday night. It seems two reporters, Ryan Reilly of the Huffington Post and Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post, were working at a McDonald's, which has been used as a staging ground by reporters covering the ongoing unrest following the Aug. 9 police shooting of an unarmed African-American man. According to their accounts, the two were accosted by...
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By Peter Schmuck, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
The final vote did not come easy, but Major League Baseball chief operating officer Robert D. Manfred finally achieved the necessary super-majority early Thursday night to become the the 10th commissioner of baseball. Manfred, who helped steer the sport through its most volatile labor period and has been a pivotal figure in the game's war on performance-enhancing drugs, was considered the heavy favorite to succeed Allan H. "Bud" Selig when the selection process entered its final stage during the two-day quarterly owners meeting at the Baltimore Hyatt Regency.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Hundreds of mourners bid farewell Thursday to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranking Army officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War. General Greene, a former leader at Aberdeen Proving Ground who was shot to death last week in Afghanistan, was laid to rest during a somber ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, retired Col. Sue Myers, and their son, Lt. Matthew J. Greene, saluted his flag-draped coffin as a howitzer fired a 13-gun salute. The burial followed a private memorial service attended by 800 mourners, many in uniform, at Joint Base Myers-Henderson Hall.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Two police officers and two children were among six hurt in a Wednesday morning crash in Northeast Baltimore, police said. A department spokesman said the officers were responding to an emergency call just before 10 a.m. when the collision occurred, at the intersection of Frankford and Plainfield avenues in the Frankford neighborhood. Based on where the vehicles came to rest, the police vehicle appeared to have gone past a stop sign on Plainfield when the crash occurred. The other vehicle involved, an SUV, was driving along Frankford at the time, which did not have a stop sign at that intersection.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
An independent panel created to review last year's in-custody death of Tyrone West determined that Baltimore police officers did not use excessive force but made tactical errors that "potentially aggravated the situation" and did not follow basic policies. West, 44, died on July 18, 2013, after police and witnesses said he fought with officers after being pulled over while driving through Northeast Baltimore. West's family has maintained that, based on accounts from witnesses, he was beaten to death by the officers, though an autopsy determined he died because of a heart condition exacerbated by the struggle with police and the summer heat.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
The mother of a 38-year-old man who police say sneaked a gun into a Baltimore police station and committed suicide said she doesn't believe the department's version of events. "I don't feel that my son committed suicide," Verdessa McDougald said. On Tuesday, police said officers from the Baltimore-area Warrant Apprehension Task Force picked up Woodson because they had a warrant for his arrest on suspicion of attempted murder in a recent shooting. He was taken to the Southwestern District police station.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
A Baltimore police officer will plead guilty to a felony animal cruelty charge after he fatally beat and choked his girlfriend's Jack Russell terrier, his attorney said Tuesday. Alec Eugene Taylor, 28, a five year veteran of the department was charged in March after the dog's body was exhumed and analyzed by animal services. Taylor's attorney, Warren A. Brown, said his client regretted what he did. Brown blamed the attack on the puppy to the stress of Taylor's work and daily life, a combination that led him to act "in a way that customarily he wouldn't.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
A suspect taken into custody by Baltimore police in connection with an attempted murder was able to conceal a "high-caliber" handgun and fatally shot himself Tuesday afternoon inside the Southwestern District police station, police said. Police said they were investigating how the man was in possession of the weapon despite being held for hours at the station in the 400 block of Font Hill Ave. The shooting occurred in a bathroom as the district's officers were in a nearby room for daily roll call.
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