Court finds plaintiff waived 5th amendment right in civil case

Terrell Roberts represented the plaintiffs,  Ronald and Anne Moser, in the civil case, which ended up with a decision in the Mosers’ favor in Maryland Court of Appeals.  The Mosers were the victims of an embezzlement and theft by their bookkeeper, whose crimes they reported to the police.  Oddly, the bookkeeper sued the Mosers for defamation, which was nothing short of a scheme to pressure the Mosers to back away from their criminal complaint.  This did not work.  The decision of the Court of Appeals affirms the principle that a party who gives a deposition in a civil case cannot in the same proceeding invoke the Fifth Amendment at the trial of the civil matter.

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Man Awarded $160K in Wrongful Arrest Suit Against Prince George’s County Police

A restaurant manager held for 13 hours by Prince George’s County police received a $160,000 judgment against them. Sabah Ali said he has a lot of respect and admiration for police officers, but what happened to him in October 2011 was over the line.

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Officer accused of shooting a handcuffed suspect faces attempted-murder indictment

The District Heights police sergeant who allegedly shot a handcuffed suspect in the back in September was indicted on attempted murder and five related charges Thursday as prosecutors say his conduct was not just improper, but criminal.

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Assaulted U-Md. student’s attorney says settlement agreement suggests corruption

The attorney for a University of Maryland student beaten by two Prince George’s County police officers during a basketball postgame celebration revealed Saturday that the county had agreed to pay $3.6 million in civil settlements to 10 students and others involved in the incident.

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Prince George’s County police settle mother, daughter lawsuit

The Prince George’s County Police Department has settled a lawsuit filed against them by a mother and daughter who say they were roughed up and unjustly arrested.

The family received a $400,000 settlement.  “I still breakdown and cry. It was a very painful situation,” Kenise Morris says…

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Student charged with killing roommate at Bowie State released on bond

A Bowie State University student accused of fatally stabbing her college roommate in the neck was released on bond last week pending trial, a move the young woman’s attorney said signals support of her claim that the killing was in self-defense.

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Md. jury acquitted defendant in murder case

It seemed that Prince George’s prosecutors had a strong, or at least a respectable, case against Randy “Juice” Sparrow, who went on trial this week on charges he murdered his stepbrother and nearly killed another man in Fort Washington in September 2008.

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Indictment in yoga store slaying

The Bethesda yoga store worker who allegedly killed her co-worker during a spat over stolen merchandise was indicted Thursday by a Montgomery County grand jury on a charge of murder, prosecutors said.

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$3M Jury award in Md. pedestrian death.

A Circuit Court civil jury in Prince George’s County Thursday awarded $3.3 million to relatives of a woman killed by a motorist as she walked on a stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue that did not have a sidewalk or guard rails…

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Pr. George’s officer is suspended.

A Prince George’s County police officer who was moonlighting as a security guard at a party last weekend was suspended after he allegedly hit an unarmed college student in the mouth, then briefly placed the young man in a chokehold, officials said…

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