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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
The officer involved in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., is getting support from the Anne Arundel County police union. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70, the union that represents officers in Anne Arundel, has donated $1,070 to an online defense fund for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. That's the largest donation listed for the campaign on the website gofundme.com. O'Brien Atkinson, an Anne Arundel County police officer and president of the lodge, said his members wanted to send money to help feed police officers working long shifts during the protests and unrest that have erupted since Wilson shot Brown on Aug. 9. But the national FOP suggested contributing to the legal defense fund instead.
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By Cpl. Kam Cooke | August 26, 2014
African American Officers of the Anne Arundel County Police Department were shocked and taken back by the donation to the defense fund for Officer Darren Wilson of Ferguson, Mo., by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70 Board of Directors. While we appreciate the support that the union offers to officers in need, there comes a time where leaders must take a step back and look at the totality of their decisions. This decision appeared to lack any regard for the many men and women of color, and even others with regard to the topic of Ferguson, Mo. The fact is that no criminal charges have been filed, and the facts of the case have not been fully released.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
A Baltimore police officer accepted cash payments and provided protection for a man she believed to be a drug dealer — a man who was actually working with department investigators and FBI agents to build a criminal case against her, authorities alleged Friday. Ashley Roane, a 25-year-old patrol officer in the Southwestern District, agreed to access law enforcement databases listing informants and other sensitive information for the drug dealer, and provided Social Security numbers to him as part of a scheme to obtain false tax refunds, prosecutors said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis has criticized his officers' union for making a donation in support of a Missouri police officer who fatally shot a teenager. The Anne Arundel County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70, which represents the county's rank-and-file officers, donated $1,070 this week to an online campaign supporting Ferguson (Mo.) Police Department Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. The shooting has sparked a series of protests and unrest in the suburb of St. Louis.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | February 27, 2010
Lee Edward Goldman, deputy director of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission, died Feb. 17 of complications from lung cancer at Howard County General Hospital. He was 69. Born in Baltimore and raised near Druid Hill Park, Mr. Goldman was a 1957 graduate of City College. After serving in the Navy as a weather forecaster from 1957 to 1961, he joined the Howard County Police Department. He had attained the rank of sergeant at the time of his retirement in 1996.
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January 10, 2010
A Northern District police officer shot at least one "aggressive" Rottweiler about 8:45 p.m. Saturday in the 4000 block of Greenmount Ave., according to Detective Nicole Monroe, a Baltimore police spokeswoman. The officer, whose name was not released, was taken to Mercy Hospital with minor injuries. No further details were available last night. - Tricia Bishop
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2013
The gun and badge of an off-duty Baltimore police officer were stolen from a personal car Monday evening, police said. The officer's car was parked outside of the YMCA in Waverly, at 900 East 33rd St., when the gun and badge were stolen at about 5:30 p.m., police said. Police are searching for a suspect who is believed to have fled in a burgundy car. cwells@baltsun.com twitter.com/cwellssun
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2013
Paul L. Ensor, a retired Baltimore County police officer, died Thursday from colon cancer at Sunflower Assisted-Living in Westminster. He was 95. The son of farmers, Paul LeRoy Ensor was born and raised in Sparks. He attended Baltimore County public schools. Mr. Ensor was working at Bendix Corp. when he joined the Baltimore County Police Department in 1952. He was assigned to the Garrison Precinct, where he drove the patrol wagon, family members said. He retired in 1975. The longtime Owings Mills resident, who had lived in Upperco for the last 22 years, enjoyed fishing, crabbing and gardening.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2012
William M. Staley, a retired Baltimore police officer and a Navy veteran, died Thursday of dementia at Somerford Place, a Columbia assisted-living facility. He was 80. The son of a steelworker and a homemaker, Mr. Staley was born in McKees Rocks, Pa., and was raised in Dundalk. After he graduated in 1951 from Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington, he served in the Navy as a boatswain's mate from 1951 to 1955. He was appointed to the Baltimore Police Department in 1959 and began his career in the Western District.
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November 24, 2009
The identity of a Howard County police officer found dead Sunday at her Columbia home was released Monday. Jennifer Cree, 31, was discovered by a relative, said police, who do not believe there was any foul play. Police are investigating the possibility that a medical condition might have contributed to the death of the eight-year veteran. "The entire Police Department family is saddened by Jennifer's death," Police Chief William J. McMahon said in a statement. "We are grateful for her service and extend our condolences to her family."
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
The officer involved in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., is getting support from the Anne Arundel County police union. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70, the union that represents officers in Anne Arundel, has donated $1,070 to an online defense fund for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. That's the largest donation listed for the campaign on the website gofundme.com. O'Brien Atkinson, an Anne Arundel County police officer and president of the lodge, said his members wanted to send money to help feed police officers working long shifts during the protests and unrest that have erupted since Wilson shot Brown on Aug. 9. But the national FOP suggested contributing to the legal defense fund instead.
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August 17, 2014
The Sun believes that "exempting police retirement income from state tax would be a mistake" ( "Pension pandering," Aug. 12). Fair enough. But when I reached the fourth paragraph of your editorial I began to see red. The inference is that "we" provide for our police and firefighters "far more generously" than we do for almost any other occupation, even within government. How about the Congress of the United States, an amalgamation of career politicians firmly entrenched close to the public teat?
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By Karsonya Wise Whitehead | August 17, 2014
I would like to write my sons a love letter about peace and post-racial living, of a wonderful time when all people move freely, of a place where black bodies are not endangered and black life is not criminalized. But that is not my story, and it is not their reality. As much as I try, I cannot hide my frustration about what happened to Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., my disgust over what happened to Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y., my outrage over what happened to John Crawford III in Ohio, and my horror over what happened to Ezell Ford in Los Angeles, Calif.
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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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August 15, 2014
This week, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered state troopers to take over responsibility for maintaining order in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, following several days of unrest sparked by the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a local police officer. Mr. Nixon waited far too long to bring in the state Highway Patrol to calm the situation, but he was absolutely correct in his judgment that local authorities weren't up to the job and were actually making matters worse. Had police there exhibited the restraint shown by Baltimore officers on Thursday, when a peaceful crowd rallied near City Hall to support Ferguson's residents with a moment of silence, it's likely things never would have got to a point where the governor had to intervene.
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August 14, 2014
A riot can be many things. It can be an act of communal madness, reflecting the emotional imbecility of those who believe the best way to express joy at their ball team's win is to overturn a car. It can be an act of opportunism, a chance, under cover of darkness, influence of chaos, suspension of order, to smash and grab and run away, arms heavy with loot. And it can be an act of outcry, a scream of inchoate rage. That's what happened this week in Ferguson, Missouri.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Hundreds of demonstrators streamed into the Inner Harbor on Thursday evening to protest police misconduct and brutality and stand in solidarity with residents of Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal police shooting of an 18-year-old has sparked days of civil unrest. The rally began as dozens of people gathered outside the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse, then walked southeast to city police headquarters to decry the deaths of men in the custody of Baltimore police or after police interactions.
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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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