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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2002
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge ordered a police detective to do 25 push-ups yesterday as punishment for the state's failing to turn over evidence in a timely manner. A defense lawyer intervened to cut short the courtroom calisthenics. Following an order of Judge John N. Prevas, Detective Michael Baier took off his gun and badge and completed one push-up, defense lawyer Ronald I. Kurland said. "I said to the judge, `This really isn't necessary,'" Kurland said last night. "Judge Prevas said, `Officer, stand up. Mr. Kurland has granted you a reprieve."
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2010
A 40-year-old former Baltimore police detective assigned to a federal drug task force was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison Thursday for lying to colleagues, embezzling confidential-informant funds and pocketing jewelry from suspects, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office. In April, Mark. J. Lunsford admitted to splitting $10,000 in law enforcement funds with a supposed source, whose work he regularly lied about to fraudulently obtain cash payments and to swiping an $18,000 diamond watch while raiding an alleged drug house and filing false investigative reports.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | March 20, 2009
Wailing almost uncontrollably, Daniel E. Thompson Jr. told a police detective again and again after his arrest last year that he was not a bad person, even as he recounted details of the fatal stabbing of a man who was hours from becoming a father. "Jesus! Jesus!" Thompson moaned repeatedly in the taped conversation. "I pray for help! God help me, please!" Now, during his first-degree murder trial in Baltimore County Circuit Court, the mercy he seeks is from a jury of his peers. Jurors who heard the tape in court yesterday must decide whether he is responsible for the death May 10, 2008, of Carlos Adolfo Santay-Carrillo, 19, during what police said was a botched robbery while the victim was buying gas at a Catonsville gas station.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | March 12, 2002
The man charged with killing Baltimore police Officer Michael J. Cowdery Jr. in an ambush went on trial yesterday, with prosecutors portraying him as a "cold-blooded cop killer" and his lawyer contending that he was a victim of mistaken identity. Howard T. Whitworth is accused of gunning down Cowdery - who had been on the force for 4 1/2 years and was the son of a career Philadelphia police detective - while the officer and several of his colleagues were questioning two men outside a carryout restaurant in East Baltimore exactly one year ago. In his opening statement, Assistant State's Attorney Donald Giblin told the 12-member jury that on the night of the incident, Whitworth, 32, came out of nowhere and shot Cowdery, 31, in the leg. Everyone on the block scattered, Giblin said, but Whitworth walked over to Cowdery and shot him in the head as he lay disabled on the sidewalk.
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | January 27, 1992
In the extensive literature of physical passion, which ranges from Valentine jingles to autopsy reports, "Love Crimes" will amount to but a footnote.A post-feminist thriller meant to be as sleek and alluring as it is provocative, it somehow never comes to much. The movie is all tease.It does move onto new ground, exploring that weird zone in the boy-girl thing that is more than seduction but possibly less than rape, when men don't beat but swindle reluctant women into having sex with them.
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | January 27, 1992
In the extensive literature of physical passion, which ranges from Valentine jingles to autopsy reports, "Love Crimes" will amount to but a footnote.A post-feminist thriller meant to be as sleek and alluring as it is provocative, it somehow never comes to much. The movie is all tease.It does move onto new ground, exploring that weird zone in the boy-girl thing that is more than seduction but possibly less than rape, when men don't beat but swindle reluctant women into having sex with them.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | March 1, 2001
Richard Antonio Moore implicated himself in talking to police hours after his arrest last year in the shooting death of Baltimore County police Sgt. Bruce A. Prothero, a county police detective testified yesterday. Moore is charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and assault in the Feb. 7, 2000, slaying. Prothero, a 35-year-old father of five, was shot three times as he chased four men after a robbery at J. Brown Jewelers in Pikesville, where he was working a second job as a security guard.
NEWS
September 5, 2009
3 officers suspended amid review of victim complaint 2 Three Baltimore police officers have been suspended with pay as internal investigators look into allegations that they failed to take a report from a woman who said she had been raped, police said. Anthony Guglielmi, the department's chief spokesman, said the 44-year-old victim filed a complaint alleging that police brushed her off when she reported that a knife-wielding man had forced her to perform a sex act in the 3900 block of Garrison Blvd on Sept.
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By Lynn Anderson and Richard Irwin and Lynn Anderson and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | April 6, 2004
A brother and sister were abandoned yesterday in a muddy field in Baltimore's Cherry Hill neighborhood, and their father has been charged, police said. An unidentified police detective - in pursuit of a suspect in an unrelated robbery - found the children huddled in fetal positions in the field near Patapsco Avenue in midafternoon, police said. The children, a 9-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, were dressed in winter coats. They were chilled but otherwise unharmed in the windy and cold conditions there, said Baltimore Police Agent Donny Moses, a department spokesman.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | September 26, 1995
Opening arguments will begin today in the Circuit Court trial of an Ellicott City man charged with raping a 14-year-old girl who Howard County police say is borderline mentally retarded.The girl told police that a man walked her to a shed behind an abandoned house in the 3600 block of Fels Lane in Ellicott City and had sex with her the evening of March 4. The shed is near the Roger Carter Neighborhood Center in Ellicott City.Jury selection and the trial were delayed for several hours yesterday because a key witness -- a police detective -- was unable to appear in court, said defense attorney Jonathan S. Smith.
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