Police officer is shot and killed in Florida

December 21, 2014

A police officer was shot and killed early Sunday in Tarpon Springs, the authorities said. The shooting occurred about 3 a.m., and a suspect was taken into custody, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Read More...

N.Y. officers slain in apparent retribution attack

December 21, 2014

A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers in what officials called an "assassination", hours after warning on social media that he planned an attack in retribution for recent U.S. police killings of unarmed black men. Read More...

Baltimore officer shot on traffic stop

December 14, 2014

A city police officer was shot Sunday night during a traffic stop near Mondawmin Mall in west Baltimore. Police said the officer and his partner conducted the stop in the 2600 block of Gwynns Falls Parkway around 7:15 p.m. Read More...

MD FOP endorses Brown for Governor

August 13, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown claimed the endorsement of the Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police Wednesday, breaking a string of three general elections in which the union has backed the Republican candidate. Read More...

Frosh wins endorsement of MD FOP

August 13, 2014

The Maryland Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed state Sen. Brian Frosh for attorney general. Read More...

Defendants get lawyers at bail hearings in Maryland

July 1, 2014

In the aftermath of an eight-year court battle, a major change in the way Maryland's justice system operates finally boiled down Tuesday to one simple question."Would you like to have a court-appointed attorney?" Read More...

Gansler says he supports Brown as nominee for governor

June 30, 2014

Days after Maryland's bitter Democratic primary ended, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said Friday that he has no hesitation about supporting Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, his former rival and now the party's nominee for governor. Read More...

Anti-incumbent push by Montgomery labor unions comes up short

June 26, 2014

Angry about recession-era cuts and legislative setbacks, the unions representing Montgomery police, fire and non-uniformed employees tried to exact some payback from the County Council and County Executive Isiah Leggett on Primary Day. Read More...

Brown takes 20 of 24 jurisdictions on road to landslide

June 25, 2014

Anthony G. Brown claimed victories in 20 of Maryland's 24 jurisdictions in the Democratic primary, but rivals Douglas F. Gansler and Heather R. Mizeur can each point to some small consolations. Read More...

Frederick deputies learn how to interact with disabled

February 11, 2014

Ethan Saylor's name was not on the curriculum. But it was clear his death was the reason two dozen Frederick County deputies were sitting in a classroom Tuesday, learning how best to interact with people with intellectual disabilities. Read More...

Brown calls marijuana laws 'costly, ineffective and biased'

February 10, 2014

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, a leading Democratic candidate for governor, on Monday called the state's marijuana laws "costly, ineffective and racially biased" in a letter in which he outlined his reasons for supporting decriminalization of small amounts of the drug. Read More...

Brown likes Mizeur's pot decriminalization bill

February 10, 2014

Introducing a note of civility into an increasingly hard-hitting race for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown wrote to one of his Democratic rivals expressing approval of her legislation to decriminalize possession of marijuana. Read More...

Mizeur's crime plan calls for shift from incarceration to prevention

February 5, 2014

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Heather R. Mizeur on Wednesday plans to release a far-reaching crime plan that calls for ending mandatory minimum prison sentences, replacing juvenile detention centers with community-based treatment programs and making it far easier for people with criminal convictions to shield them from future employers. Read More...

D.C. police get pay raise for first time in six years

February 4, 2014

Breaking a bitter six-year impasse between the District and the city police union that kept more than 3,500 sworn members from getting annual raises, an arbitrator has ruled in favor of the city granting a pay increase but rejecting the union's request that it be made fully retroactive. Read More...

Senator Seeks Answers On Medevac Helicopter Roll-Out

February 4, 2014

A key state senator has sent a letter to the Maryland State Police seeking details about the roll out of the new AW-139 medevac helicopters amid concerns over rising costs and delays. Read More...

Judge's ruling favors officers in Badger Guns suit

January 30, 2014

Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Jeffrey Conen ruled Thursday in favor of two Milwaukee police officers in their lawsuit against former local gun dealers and their owners, clearing the way for a three-week trial in September. Read More...

Analyst disects Maryland budget

January 20, 2014

Picking apart Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed fiscal 2015 budget, the legislature's chief fiscal analyst told lawmakers Monday that the administration relied on "familiar budget balancing strategies" to make the numbers work. Read More...