The Traffic Checkpoint

It is well known that for many years the police have at times utilized traffic checkpoints, for example to look for intoxicated drivers. What exactly constitutes a traffic checkpoint for purposes of a…

Police shootings and gross negligence

There have unfortunately been many instances of police shootings in recent years, some of which have led to civil suits against the police. One example of how Maryland law addresses such cases is a re…

Explaining the Freddie Gray case

The ongoing story of the prosecutions of police officers in Baltimore arising from the death in custody of Freddie Gray includes a ruling, which is being followed in the current trial of a second offi…