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By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,SUN REPORTER | July 30, 2007
Three and a half hours after his car slid off a Baltimore County road, struck a mailbox and slammed into a tree, Gregory Guston died in a hospital bed. Aside from hospital workers tending to him, he was alone. In the first hours after the crash, volunteer firefighters extricated the 52-year-old stay-at-home father from the wreckage and rushed him to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police took statements from motorists who had seen the crash, photographed and towed the mangled car and measured the skid marks on the road.
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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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By Richard Irwin and Alisa Samuels and Richard Irwin and Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff | April 10, 1991
A sniper fired at two undercover officers who had arrested two people outside a public housing high-rise in Baltimore.Neither Southeastern District narcotics Officer Dorsey McVicker and Officer Jerry McClarin, of the housing authority police, nor the suspects were wounded yesterday.But Jacqueline Weaver, 23, of the 1000 block of Orleans St., who was walking nearby, received a grazing wound to the shoulder, police said. She was treated at Church Hospital and released.About 3:45 p.m at Lafayette Courts public housing complex, McVicker and McClarin arrested a 17-year-old resident of the 1200 block of E. Preston St., on charges of possession of cocaine.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
With the shooting of an unarmed teenager in Missouri weighing on their minds, politicians, church leaders and members of the public gathered Tuesday night at a Northwest Baltimore Church to consider police brutality. The Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant, pastor of the Empowerment Temple, where the event was held, said that the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. could be a landmark in the history of African-American activism. In the future, Bryant said, people will ask one another, "Where were you and what did you do when Michael Brown was killed?"
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December 16, 1993
President Clinton says fighting crime is "at the forefront of [his] domestic agenda." Bob Dole challenges Bill Clinton to agree with him on every line of the Senate-passed crime bill. Rep. Charles Schumer and Sen. Alan Simpson debate each other on whether the House and Senate really want a bill or just an issue. Some big city police chiefs appear on national television and express a lack of enthusiasm for Congress' stated determination to help them put "100,000" more cops on the streets. What's going on here?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 1999
The final score was 12-6, at least on the field. Elsewhere during Baltimore's revolutionary week of baseball diplomacy, the results were less conclusive.Pro-Cuba and anti-Castro protesters were expected to storm the ramparts of Camden Yards. Passions indeed ran high -- even ran onto the field -- but huge mobs never materialized. When they weren't confined to their buses and hotel, the visitors from Cuba saw a curious mix of Charm City and armed city. "Is there always so many police in Baltimore?"
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May 6, 2009
Man shot in Waverly A 48-year-old man was found fatally shot in the backyard of his Waverly home Tuesday, city police said. At 12:23 a.m., police officers received a call about a shooting in the 600 block of Parkwyrth Ave. They found the man on the ground, suffering from several gunshot wounds, police said. Paramedics pronounced him dead at 12:45 a.m. Police did not release the victim's name. Edgewood man killed A 26-year-old Edgewood man was fatally shot early Tuesday. About 2 a.m., deputies were called to Perrywood Drive and Perrywood Court in Aberdeen to investigate a report of gunshots.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,Staff Writer | August 18, 1993
A 37-year-old man who was arrested Sunday in Charles County after reportedly eluding police for several hours has been charged with robbing a motorist in Charles County and an elderly woman in Baltimore County.John Charles Lindsay, who police said has no known address, was being held yesterday in the Charles County jail. He also is charged with car theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.Police in Baltimore County said a man drove up to Miriam L. Kirckhoff, 74, near her Hampton-area home about 7:15 p.m. Saturday and said he had just hit her parked car. The man then asked her for directions.
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By Tim Craig and Peter Hermann and Tim Craig and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | December 2, 1999
A funeral for a teen-ager killed by a police officer last week resembled a political rally, drawing 200 mourners and politicians who grieved over the young man's death and condemned officers who patrol city streets."
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By Richard Irwin | January 4, 2001
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Southeastern District Robbery/shooting: John Jarosinski, 77, treasurer of White Eagle Credit Union in the 1700 block of Eastern Ave., was in critical condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after he was shot during a robbery near the thrift about 5 p.m. Tuesday. Jarosinski was getting out of his car when he was accosted by three men, one of whom robbed him of a briefcase that contained business papers.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2012
After spending Saturday night listening to and writing about a Baltimore blogger who webcast and tweeted throughout a five-hour standoff with a police S.W.A.T. unit, I promised myself at least 24 hours to try and coherently think through the meaning of the event. Beyond the things I said Saturday night about the webcast and Twitter conversation being two more great examples of the way the Internet and social media continue to change so many aspects of American life, there are a couple of other media takeaways that stay with me and are worth thinking about.
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By Mary K. Tilghman | October 25, 2012
Capt. Douglas Irwin, a Carroll County native and a 20-year police veteran who has spent the past 10 months as commander of the Baltimore County Police Department's Internal Affairs Division, was recently assigned to be the new commander of that county's Wilkens Precinct, which oversees the areas of Catonsville and Arbutus. A graduate of Liberty High School, in Eldersburg, the Community College of Baltimore County and University of Maryland, Irwin decided to apply to the Baltimore County Police after hearing about its good reputation.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2012
In a filthy East Baltimore lot used as a shortcut and as a place to buy heroin, community leaders and relatives of a man who died in police custody railed against the police Tuesday and called for justice in the case. Anthony Anderson, 46, died in this lot Friday night during a routine drug arrest. Police say the circumstances remain under investigation, but people who say they witnessed his death — including his family members — believe he died from injuries sustained while being arrested.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2012
A man was shot by police Saturday night in north Baltimore after authorities said he pointed a gun at officers. Shortly after 10 p.m., uniformed officers from the police department's Violent Crime Impact Section confronted the man in the 400 block of E. Lorraine Avenue in Harwood, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. As the officers approached him, the man forced his way into a dwelling, he said. The officers followed him, and the man pointed a semi-automatic handgun at them.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
A 22-year-old woman was killed and her infant daughter injured Monday night after a man eluding city police ran a red light and plowed into her vehicle in West Baltimore, authorities said. The accident occurred two weeks before Jordasha Rollins was to celebrate her daughter's first birthday, and, in a twist of fate, she knew the driver of the vehicle that took her life. But as family and friends hung balloons and flowers Tuesday at the site where the accident occurred, their anger was not directed at the driver but at police.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
Eastern Shore police officers leaving a meeting at the U.S. District Court building in downtown Baltimore on Wednesday night spotted a wanted man and attempted to apprehend him, leading to a car crash, state police confirmed. Spokesman Greg Shipley said the officers, from Wicomico County and part of a federal drug task force, were leaving the meeting when they saw Shawn L. Brown driving a BMW. He said they were familiar with Brown and knew he was wanted on a drug warrant from their area.  Shipley said Brown realized he was being followed, and began "driving evasively.
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By Lauren Harner and Lauren Harner,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2004
When Baltimore County Detective Patrick Cohavey opened a coast-to-coast cocaine trafficking investigation, it resulted in the seizure of 250 kilograms of cocaine and $250,000 in cash. Cohavey's investigation last year involved police in Baltimore County, Los Angeles and Honolulu, as well as federal prosecutors. For his efforts, the Baltimore County Police Department Foundation will honor Cohavey with its Exceptional Police Performance Award at the organization's 24th annual dinner tonight at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn. In addition to Cohavey, 13 other members of the Police Department - including nine who made rescues the night Tropical Storm Isabel blew into Maryland - will be honored by the foundation, a collection of Balti- more businesses that provide private funds to the county Police Department.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | July 21, 1997
Seeking a more inviting, less weedy tribute to Baltimore City's fallen police officers, a group of officers' widows and the Fraternal Order of Police are teaming up to build a new memorial.Representatives of the FOP Memorial Fund hope to have a refurbished memorial by May 1999 at the same location -- the southeast corner of Fayette and President streets -- where the police memorial has been since 1978.The memorial is a large slab with a plaque on it.The weed-filled site, next to the Shot Tower, attracts vagrants.
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