By David Walker
Christopher Sharp, plaintiff in Sharp v. Baltimore City Police Department (source: ACLU video)
The City of Baltimore and its police department have agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a claim of unlawful seizure and destruction of cell phone videos that belonged to a citizen who allegedly recorded police arresting and beating another person.
Police have admitted no wrongdoing, but agreed as part of the settlement to issue a written apology to Christopher Sharp, the plaintiff in the case.
In addition, the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) has agreed to adopt a comprehensive and detailed written policy intended to protect the rights of citizens …read more
Via: PDN Pulse