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Men seek $40 million in damages from Baltimore police, state

Jun. 13, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two men who spent years behind bars after being targeted by corrupt Baltimore police are seeking more than $40 million in damages in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Lawyers for Umar Burley and Brent Matthews, who were arrested in 2010, filed the lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department...

Men sentenced for robbery alongside rogue police unit member

Jun. 13, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two men have been sentenced to prison for their part in robbing a store alongside a member of Baltimore Police's corrupt Gun Trace Task Force. The Baltimore Sun reports 38-year-old Thomas Finnegan was sentenced to eight years in prison. His co-defendant, 42-year-old David Rahim, was...

Police question Netanyahu in case involving close associates

Jun. 12, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police took testimony Tuesday from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of an investigation into a conflict-of-interest case involving a $2 billion purchase of German submarines and some of the Israeli leader's closest associates. Police were seen arriving at Netanyahu's...

Ex-leader of rogue police unit gets 25 years in prison

Jun. 7, 2018 7:35 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former leader of a corrupt Baltimore police unit has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake handed down the punishment Thursday to 37-year-old former Gun Trace Task Force leader Sgt. Wayne Earl...

The Latest: Ex-leader of corrupt police unit gets 25 years

Jun. 7, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of the former leader of a corrupt Baltimore police unit (all times local): 12:05 p.m. A leader of a corrupt Baltimore police unit has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake handed down the punishment Thursday to former...

Leader of corrupt Baltimore police unit to be sentenced

Jun. 6, 2018 11:51 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — An ex-leader of a rogue Baltimore police unit is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court. Former Gun Trace Task Force leader Sgt. Wayne Jenkins pleaded guilty in January to charges including racketeering and robbery. His plea agreement calls for a sentence of 20 to 30 years in prison....

New wrongful convictions could pressure Chicago's finances

Jun. 3, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — For years, the Chicago Police Department has been trying to move past a shameful chapter characterized by coercion and brutality, shelling out multimillion-dollar settlements to men who were tortured into confessing to serious crimes they didn't commit. But as the number of cases linked to...

Maryland detective resigns, avoiding prison for misconduct

May. 30, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police detective who was addicted to opioids and solicited prostitutes while on duty has been sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to two misconduct charges. The Capital Gazette reports that Brian Houseman also agreed to resign from Anne Arundel...

The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

May. 25, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Harvey Weinstein was in and out of custody so quickly in his rape case, he probably didn't have time to read the books he brought with him. The film mogul carried three books under his...

Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York police station to surrender in sexual misconduct investigation.

May. 25, 2018 7:27 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York police station to surrender in sexual misconduct investigation. .