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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2013
A Baltimore County police officer was arrested on a warrant Thursday and charged with malfeasance in office, though details on what led to his arrest were not immediately available. Aaron Pross, 29, a county policeman hired in 2007, posted bond and was released Thursday, according to court records. Attempts to reach him for comment were unsuccessful, and he had no attorney listed in court records. Lt. Rob McCullough, a spokesman for the department, said Pross' police powers have been suspended.
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September 22, 2014
Regarding the officer who beat a citizen near North Avenue recently, both these men share guilt ( "Baltimore officer is suspended after video of beating is released," Sept. 16). The policeman was wrong for letting his emotions get in the way, and the individual was wrong to provoke him. Until Baltimore and the nation hold both the cops and the people they interact with responsible for their behavior, such conflicts are inevitable. John Holter, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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NEWS
January 15, 2010
A police-involved car accident in Randallstown on Thursday morning sent one Baltimore County officer to the hospital with knee and head injuries, according to authorities. The accident occurred at Winands and McDonogh roads about 6:30 a.m. The officer, whom police have not identified, was the only person hurt. His injuries are not considered life-threatening, and he was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said. Police have not released details of the accident. - Brent Jones
NEWS
August 22, 2014
What is happening now in Ferguson is just unnecessary ( "Baltimore demonstrators to protest again for Ferguson," Aug. 20). Rioting and looting is not a response to the death of Michael Brown. It's simply an excuse for some to commit crimes for their own benefit. Video has shown that Mr. Brown used his size to intimidate a business owner after taking cigars without paying. No one can deny this video. His being shot six times was unnecessary and not based on his theft. All of this turmoil is due to a white policeman shooting a black man. We see blacks killing blacks every day in every city in this country.
NEWS
April 4, 2011
My name is Brett Fleagle and I reside in Westminster. This email is in reference to Gov. Martin O'Malley's support for tuition aid for illegal immigrants in the state of Maryland. I find this highly insulting and unacceptable. I am a retired police officer who served my community for over 20 years. I was injured in the course of my duty, defending the safety and property of the taxpayers of Carroll County. Due to my injury, I was forced to retire on disability. In 2010 I received a letter from the state retirement system saying that I would not be receiving a cost of living increase due to the economy.
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By Gregory P. Kane and Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer | December 18, 1994
Fresh from a hitch in the Army in 1965, Joseph S. Johnson had the notion he wanted to be a police officer. But he couldn't go home to Annapolis. At the time black officers couldn't ride in patrol cars or walk beats in white neighborhoods.Now, he is running the department, the first African-American to do so.He has been acting chief since the previous chief, Harold Robbins, resigned in April. Last Monday, the Annapolis City Council unanimously approved his selection as permanent chief.He will be officially sworn in at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, during a ceremony in the City Council chambers in City Hall.
NEWS
By Michael Olesker | January 21, 2003
WHEN MELVIN Williams, a former heroin dealer known as Little Melvin, found himself freed from prison last week, he walked out of the city's federal courthouse and declared he had heard the voice of God speaking to him. But maybe it was the ghost of Leon Tomlin, whispering in his ear like a conscience. In one of the ironies of local law enforcement history, Williams, 61, was released from a 22-year sentence for a gun crime the day after Tomlin died of a heart attack. Tomlin would have been 64 today.
NEWS
By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff writer | September 22, 1991
In 9 1/2 months last year, Detective Lee C. Lachman of the Howard County Police Department arrested three men wanted for robbing and killing an armored car driver, apprehended a man who was making obscene telephone calls to a rape crisis center, and obtained the first conviction for a man arrested under the state's spousal rape law.In reflecting on Lachman's police record, Police Chief James N. Robey told the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association meeting this...
SPORTS
By John Steadman | December 21, 1992
When the crowd noise abated, the six friends surrounding James E. Young Jr., a valiant Baltimore police officer, were able to explain to him what was happening on the court. He couldn't see the ball-handling, the fast breaks and the points clicking on the giant adding machine that is a basketball scoreboard, so they, out of necessity, became his personal play-by-play announcers.Young is living in a world of almost total darkness as a result of being shot in the head by a hoodlum in a Baltimore high-rise apartment building last September.
NEWS
January 23, 2007
Ron Carey, an actor best known for his work as the cocky, height-challenged policeman Carl Levitt in the 1970s TV comedy Barney Miller, died of a stroke Jan. 16 in Los Angeles. In addition to the role on Barney Miller from 1976 to 1982, his acting resume listed Mel Brooks movies including High Anxiety and History of the World Part I. He also appeared in scores of commercials.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2014
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  ESPANTOON Baltimore can boast the contribution of a word to the English language (though one not yet remarked upon in the OED ). In other places, a police officer may carry a club, a billy club, or a nightstick; but in Baltimore the officer wields an espantoon .  Webster's Second 's definition is succinct: " in Baltimore : a policeman's club.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | May 10, 2013
In Hillary Clinton's farewell remarks in February on stepping down as President Barack Obama's secretary of state, she echoed one of her predecessors, Madeleine Albright, declaring America to be "the indispensable nation. " "We are the force for progress, prosperity and peace," Mrs. Clinton elaborated. "And because we have to get it right for ourselves. " Ms. Albright had put it this way: "If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation.
NEWS
May 1, 2013
Regarding your recent blurb about Family Fun Day, I noted the headline was a gloss on one of Gilbert & Sullivan's most memorable songs from the "Pirates of Penzance" ("This day, a policeman's lot was a happy one," April 29). That charming ditty concludes with the refrain "When constabulary duty's to be done, to be done, a policeman's lot is not a happy one!" "Pirates," which debuted in the U.S. in New York City on Dec. 31, 1879, has always been a favorite on this side of the pond - so much so that by the 1920s its chorus, "Come, friends, who plow the sea," had acquired new, rather scurrilous lyrics that are still well known.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2013
A Baltimore County police officer was arrested on a warrant Thursday and charged with malfeasance in office, though details on what led to his arrest were not immediately available. Aaron Pross, 29, a county policeman hired in 2007, posted bond and was released Thursday, according to court records. Attempts to reach him for comment were unsuccessful, and he had no attorney listed in court records. Lt. Rob McCullough, a spokesman for the department, said Pross' police powers have been suspended.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2012
Gene Cassidy thought he was lucky to survive being shot in the head twice 25 years ago when he was a Baltimore policeman, so a second near-death ordeal recently seemed unreal. Just 27 years old, Cassidy lost his sight after a man he was trying to arrest on an assault warrant fired at him. The shooting, and his survival, made Cassidy a legend in Baltimore police ranks and became fodder for "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets," the book by David Simon, and later a TV series, about crime in Baltimore.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2012
Christen Brown won't ever forget the phone call she received just before 4 a.m. June 14 - when she learned her little brother had died after an altercation with a police officer. "I just wouldn't believe it," she said Monday evening at a rally in Towson, describing the phone call from her mother. About 50 members of Christopher Brown's family and community, as well as others, gathered outside the Baltimore County Courts Building to protest what they believe to be preferential treatment of an off-duty officer charged in the 17-year-old's death.
NEWS
By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Jerusalem Bureau | July 31, 1992
JERUSALEM -- Israel has 1.3 million visitors a year. Most of them go to the Wailing Wall, many through the southeastern gate of the Old City, called the Dung Gate.It is not a glamorous entrance. Inside, a large concrete plaza around the Wailing Wall greets the tourists. Outside is a driveway usually choked with maneuvering buses.A policeman was stabbed to death and another wounded here yesterday as they directed traffic. Their Palestinian attacker was killed, shot in the head by another policeman, and again in the leg by a bus driver.
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | March 30, 1992
There's no doubt that the British legal system really let Derek Bentley have it. They hung him for murder when they knew exactly where he was when the murder was committed: Under arrest.Bentley, executed at 19 in 1952, was the victim of a bizarre set of circumstances that were moved beyond adjustment by the permanence of capital punishment; these events are the subject of an icily unsentimental film by Peter Medak, at the Charles through tomorrow.Derek (played beautifully by Christopher Eccleston)
NEWS
By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2011
A Baltimore County police officer who was injured in a three-vehicle accident that shut down part of the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway on Wednesday has been released from the hospital, a department spokeswoman said. The officer, a 25-year veteran, had been at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police had no details on conditions of several other people who were hurt, but said they did not suffer life-threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation. Det. Cathy Batton, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore County Police Department, said the accident occurred shortly before noon as the police officer was merging onto the highway from Providence Road.
NEWS
December 22, 2011
Having been assigned to Precinct 11 in Essex for the last four years until my retirement in November, I am very familiar with the school resource officers at Chesapeake High School who were involved in the use of pepper spray to break up a fight between two students ("How much force is too much?" Dec. 16). Both officers have been at the school for years; they know and care about the kids and work well with the administration. And you can be assured that In the Baltimore County Police Department, every incident like this one is critiqued and evaluated to see if the officers acted properly, whether additional training is needed and whether things should be done differently in the future.
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