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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Sun Staff Writer | July 4, 1994
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 30-year-old West Baltimore man who was found unconscious in a police wagon after officers arrested him Saturday, a police spokeswoman said yesterday.Jesse Chapman, of the 1300 block of N. Fulton Ave., was pronounced dead at 11:57 p.m. Saturday after officers found him unconscious in the back of the police wagon, said Officer Sabrina Tapp-Harper, the spokeswoman.The officers had arrested Mr. Chapman after a brief struggle in the 1100 block of N. Fulton Ave., where they had chased him from the Western District station house a block away, Officer Tapp-Harper said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2010
A city jury awarded $600,000 to a sheriff's deputy who was arrested by a police officer in 2008 when he tried to help with an emergency call. The decision came after a three-day civil trial, said Adam Sean Cohen, an attorney for Baltimore Sheriff's Deputy Arthur Phillips. "The citizens of Baltimore will not allow police officers to indiscriminately arrest people and try to cover it up with lies," Cohen said. City Solicitor George Nilson did not return a phone call seeking comment.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2010
A city jury awarded $600,000 to a sheriff's deputy who was arrested by a police officer in 2008 when he tried to help with an emergency call. The decision came after a three-day civil trial, said Adam Sean Cohen, an attorney for Baltimore Sheriff's Deputy Arthur Phillips. "The citizens of Baltimore will not allow police officers to indiscriminately arrest people and try to cover it up with lies," Cohen said. City Solicitor George Nilson did not return a phone call seeking comment.
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By PETER HERMANN | February 12, 2009
One by one, they stood and walked up the blue carpet to the front of the chapel to pay their respects to Edward William Eldridge Jr. They were retired police colonels and active police majors in dress blues, black mourning bands stretched across their badges. A current Baltimore councilwoman and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. A police chaplain and a war veteran. The Baltimore County state's attorney. Neighbors, one-time friends and former colleagues. Strangers who felt it necessary to say goodbye.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,sun reporter | January 27, 2007
Homer Long had a weak heart when police arrested him and his nephew in the summer of 2003 during a dispute over a parked car blocking a Baltimore alley. While shackled in the back of a police wagon and accused of disorderly conduct, Long's heart gave out. Police called for help, but it was too late. He died at Mercy Medical Center and disorderly conduct charges filed against his nephew Shawn Long were never pursued. Questions about why police arrested the two men and how they were treated while in custody are at the center of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Shawn Long and his uncle's estate against three Baltimore police officers.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | June 22, 1996
A Baltimore Circuit Court jury yesterday found a city police officer responsible for an accident that killed an 18-year-old woman in the early hours of New Year's Day 1995.The jury found Officer Keith Devoe negligent in the accident, but determined that he was acting in an emergency capacity when his cruiser broadsided a car driven by Valerie Lynette Taylor at Caroline and Orleans streets in East Baltimore.That determination means that, under state law, the city would not have to pay more than $40,000 -- the limit on a municipality's liability in such a case when an officer is acting in an emergency -- to Taylor's family, which has brought suit for $5 million, said Assistant City Solicitor John W. Trotz.
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By Roger Twigg and David Simon and Roger Twigg and David Simon,Staff Writers | March 14, 1992
The state medical examiner's office yesterday issued a ruling of homicide in the death of a 29-year-old drug suspect found lying in the rear of a Baltimore police wagon two weeks ago -- a ruling that may send the case to a grand jury for investigation.Robert L. Privett died of intra-abdominal bleeding resulting from the rupture of his spleen, the medical examiner's office announced, noting that the injury resulted after Mr. Privett was subdued by arresting officers, handcuffed and placed in the police wagon on March 2.He was found to be dead when the wagon arrived at the Southeastern District lockup about an hour after the arrest.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | July 7, 1994
For the second straight day, protesters gathered outside the Western District police station and demanded the department suspend the officers involved in arresting a man who was later found dead in the back of a police wagon."
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | July 3, 1996
A Baltimore Circuit Court jury awarded nearly $2.1 million yesterday to the family of an 18-year-old college student killed in a collision with a speeding city police cruiser -- but state law could decrease the award to $40,000.State law limits a municipality's liability in the event an accident is caused while an officer is in an emergency situation. The jury paved the way for the decrease in the award when it found that while Officer Keith N. Devoe was negligent, he was acting in an emergency capacity when he broadsided a car.Killed in the New Year's Day 1995 accident was Valerie Lynette Taylor, a freshman at University of Maryland College Park.
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By David Simon and David Simon,Staff Writer | March 21, 1992
A city grand jury will continue the investigation into the death of Robert E. Privett, a drug suspect who died in a police wagon of injuries sustained in a March 3 confrontation with Baltimore police officers, State's Attorney Stuart O. Simms announced yesterday."
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,sun reporter | January 27, 2007
Homer Long had a weak heart when police arrested him and his nephew in the summer of 2003 during a dispute over a parked car blocking a Baltimore alley. While shackled in the back of a police wagon and accused of disorderly conduct, Long's heart gave out. Police called for help, but it was too late. He died at Mercy Medical Center and disorderly conduct charges filed against his nephew Shawn Long were never pursued. Questions about why police arrested the two men and how they were treated while in custody are at the center of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Shawn Long and his uncle's estate against three Baltimore police officers.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | July 3, 1996
A Baltimore Circuit Court jury awarded nearly $2.1 million yesterday to the family of an 18-year-old college student killed in a collision with a speeding city police cruiser -- but state law could decrease the award to $40,000.State law limits a municipality's liability in the event an accident is caused while an officer is in an emergency situation. The jury paved the way for the decrease in the award when it found that while Officer Keith N. Devoe was negligent, he was acting in an emergency capacity when he broadsided a car.Killed in the New Year's Day 1995 accident was Valerie Lynette Taylor, a freshman at University of Maryland College Park.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | June 22, 1996
A Baltimore Circuit Court jury yesterday found a city police officer responsible for an accident that killed an 18-year-old woman in the early hours of New Year's Day 1995.The jury found Officer Keith Devoe negligent in the accident, but determined that he was acting in an emergency capacity when his cruiser broadsided a car driven by Valerie Lynette Taylor at Caroline and Orleans streets in East Baltimore.That determination means that, under state law, the city would not have to pay more than $40,000 -- the limit on a municipality's liability in such a case when an officer is acting in an emergency -- to Taylor's family, which has brought suit for $5 million, said Assistant City Solicitor John W. Trotz.
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By Herbert J. Hoelter | April 10, 1996
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The recent arrest and jailing of John Oliver Jr., the owner and publisher of the Afro-American, mirrors an experience I had in downtown Baltimore five years ago.On a quiet Sunday morning my assistant coach and I were driving our basketball team, mostly minority kids, to a tournament game on the east side of town. He followed me down Pratt Street with four of our 12- to 14-year-old players, including his son, in his car. I had our other five players in my station wagon.A police car pulled him over.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | July 7, 1994
For the second straight day, protesters gathered outside the Western District police station and demanded the department suspend the officers involved in arresting a man who was later found dead in the back of a police wagon."
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | July 6, 1994
Sparked by the death of a man who struggled with Baltimore police over the weekend, more than 100 protesters converged at the Western District police station yesterday, angrily confronted its commander and called for the suspension of the officers involved in the incident.The protesters accuse the officers of beating the man to death. But the preliminary results of an autopsy do not support the protesters' claims, according to the city police commissioner. Holding signs saying, "Badges to kill," and "We pay you to protect us, not kill us," neighborhood residents and children circled the station and charged cover-up in the death of Jesse Chapman, 30."
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | July 6, 1994
Sparked by the death of a man who struggled with Baltimore police over the weekend, more than 100 protesters converged at the Western District police station yesterday, angrily confronted its commander and called for the suspension of the officers involved in the incident.The protesters accuse the officers of beating the man to death. But the preliminary results of an autopsy do not support the protesters' claims, according to the city police commissioner. Holding signs saying, "Badges to kill," and "We pay you to protect us, not kill us," neighborhood residents and children circled the station and charged cover-up in the death of Jesse Chapman, 30."
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and Joe Nawrozki and William F. Zorzi Jr. and Joe Nawrozki,Staff Writers Staff writers Eric Siegel, Rafael Alvarez, Michael James and Jay Apperson contributed to this article | January 20, 1993
Dontay Carter, the convicted murderer whose escape prompted what police called the largest manhunt in city history, was captured last night by officers who rushed into a Northeast Baltimore apartment to find him hiding behind a bed."I don't have a gun," Carter said, almost whispering, as a city police assault team surrounded him in a rear bedroom of the third-floor apartment, according to an officer who was there.Carter, 19, was taken into custody at approximately 6 p.m., about three hours after a city, state and federal task force surrounded the apartment complex at 5020 Goodnow Road and evacuated the building.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Sun Staff Writer | July 4, 1994
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 30-year-old West Baltimore man who was found unconscious in a police wagon after officers arrested him Saturday, a police spokeswoman said yesterday.Jesse Chapman, of the 1300 block of N. Fulton Ave., was pronounced dead at 11:57 p.m. Saturday after officers found him unconscious in the back of the police wagon, said Officer Sabrina Tapp-Harper, the spokeswoman.The officers had arrested Mr. Chapman after a brief struggle in the 1100 block of N. Fulton Ave., where they had chased him from the Western District station house a block away, Officer Tapp-Harper said.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and Joe Nawrozki and William F. Zorzi Jr. and Joe Nawrozki,Staff Writers Staff writers Eric Siegel, Rafael Alvarez, Michael James and Jay Apperson contributed to this article | January 20, 1993
Convicted killer Dontay Carter is back in a cell at Maryland's "Supermax" prison today after officers in one of the largest manhunts in city history raided a Northeast Baltimore apartment last night and found him hiding behind a bed.Carter was returned to the maximum security prison, which houses 280 of the state's most dangerous convicts, shortly before midnight after being questioned for several hours by city homicide detectives about his escape.Authorities...
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