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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A judge has grilled lawyers for five Baltimore officers about why they should be allowed to sue the city's top prosecutor for charging them in the arrest and death of a young African-American.

Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the 4th Circuit repeatedly interrupted the officers' lawyers Wednesday while hearing an appeal by State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby. She is asking the court to overturn a judge's decision to allow parts of the officers' lawsuit against her to go to trial.

Mosby's lawyers insist that as a prosecutor, she is immune from the lawsuit.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore prosecutors say the number of criminal cases dropped due to allegations of police misconduct, including body camera videos appearing to show officers planting evidence and a federal indictment of eight officers on racketeering and fraud charges, has risen from September's announcement.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - More than 2 1/2 years since Freddie Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury in a Baltimore police van, the last of the efforts to hold police officers accountable has sputtered to a close.

The 25-year-old black man's 2015 death in police custody triggered massive protests and the city's worst riots in decades.

Three officers were acquitted at trial and Baltimore's state attorney dropped the three remaining cases. The U.S. Department of Justice in September declined to bring federal civil rights charges against the six officers - three white and three black.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Thousands of mourners have gathered at a church for the funeral of a Baltimore police detective.

Attendees at Det. Sean Suiter's Wednesday funeral included Maryland political leaders and numerous law enforcement officials, some traveling as far away as Chicago to honor a fallen colleague and his grieving family.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says the killing of a police officer "leaves a stain on our city." Gov. Larry Hogan says Suiter "lived and died a hero."

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A police disciplinary board has cleared a Baltimore officer in a review of the death of a 25-year-old black man whose neck was broken in a police van.

The three-member panel ruled Friday that Lt. Brian Rice was not guilty on all charges. Rice is the highest ranking officer involved in the arrest and van transport of Freddie Gray in April 2015.

Gray died of a spinal cord injury a week after he was injured, setting off Baltimore's worst riots in decades. The unrest forced Maryland to bring in the National Guard.

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BALTIMORE (AP) – Governor Larry Hogan has announced that the state will offer a $100-thousand reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the death of a Baltimore homicide detective.

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis announced yesterday that officer Sean Suiter had died of a gunshot wound to the head after conducting an investigation into a 2016 homicide on the west side of Baltimore.

Davis also said another reward has been offered for information on the killer totaling $69-thousand.


BALTIMORE (AP) - A police disciplinary board has heard closing arguments in a probe of the highest ranking Baltimore officer involved in the 2015 arrest of a 25-year-old Freddie Gray who died from injuries he sustained in a police van.

Attorneys gave their closing arguments Thursday. It wasn't immediately clear when the three-member panel will issue a ruling.

Lt. Brian Rice was shift commander during the April 2015 arrest and van transport of Gray. Rice was acquitted in a criminal trial last year but still faced 10 charges before a police board.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's police commissioner says he remains committed to an effort to discipline officers for the treatment of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody.

Commissioner Kevin Davis issued a statement Tuesday after an administrative board found Officer Caesar Goodson didn't violate department policies while driving Gray to a police station in 2015. Gray died a week later from injuries suffered during the journey, touching off days of protests and rioting.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A lawyer for the Baltimore police van driver who transported Freddie Gray the day his spine was severed says the police department is trying to run over Officer Caesar Goodson in "a bus without any evidence in it."

Attorney Thomas Tompsett accused internal investigators on Monday of ignoring evidence that could have exonerated Goodson. The van driver is accused of multiple violations of police policies relating to the fatal injuries suffered by Gray, who died a week after his April 2015 arrest.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Closing statements are expected in the disciplinary hearing of a Baltimore police van driver who transported a black man who later died from injuries suffered on that ride.

Attorneys for Officer Caesar Goodson are scheduled to call a witness on police procedure in the case involving 25-year-old Freddie Gray before closing Monday.

Goodson is accused of failing to follow police policy by failing to buckle Gray into a seatbelt in a police van. He's also accused of failing to take Gray to a hospital after he asked for medical attention.