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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Thursday the details of a contract to buy body cameras for police officers and plans for officers to begin wearing them.

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Two Baltimore City School Police officers have been charged with second-degree assault and misconduct in office after cellphone video surfaced showing one of them slapping and kicking a teen at a school while a second officer stood by.

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The Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that police Officer William Porter must testify against five fellow officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray.

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The Freddie Gray case moved to Annapolis Thursday as the Court of Appeals heard arguments on whether or not police Officer William Porter could be forced to testify against his five fellow officers.

All six are accused in Gray’s death last year from a broken neck suffered while in the back of a police wagon; they face charges ranging from reckless endangerment to second degree depraved heart murder.

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Lawyers for the state and the six accused officers in Freddie Gray’s death will be arguing before the Court of Appeals Thursday morning at 10:00.  Click here to see the arguments in Annapolis as they happen.

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The Freddie Gray case lands in the Court of Appeals Thursday as prosecutors and defense lawyers argue whether Officer William Porter should, or should not, be forced to testify against his five co-defendants during their trials.

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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s seventh, and final, State of the City address was mostly a reflective speech that looked back on her tenure as mayor.

The mayor, who is not running for re-election, focused the first part of her speech on the months since riots erupted after the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody last April.  She paid tribute to first responders from the city and surrounding jurisdictions that assisted the city at that time.

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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake often talks of her commitment to police reform. She says her background shows she’s "very meaningful" and "intentional" about "getting [it] right."

But her record is a mixed bag of pushing her own ideas for reform and avoiding a definitive stance on a policing strategy that has been roundly criticized for ruining thousands of lives.

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The Court of Appeals – Maryland’s highest court – put the trials of five police officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death on hold Thursday to review decisions of Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams.

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Prosecutors in the upcoming trial of police Officer Edward Nero are trying to keep the jury from hearing certain evidence.

Nero is one of six officers charged in the death last April of Freddie Gray.

The prosecutors have asked Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams to keep information about Gray’s criminal record, past hospitalizations, prior civil claims and lead paint exposure as a child from coming out at the trial.

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