• Md. lawmaker vows to crack down on radical mosques

    “It is time to seriously recognize that we are at war with radical Islam,” said Del. David Vogt, a Republican who represents Carroll and Frederick counties.

  • Policing in D.C. focus of town hall-style meetings

    WASHINGTON — A year after the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and five months after Freddie Gray was fatally injured while in Baltimore police custody, D.C. residents have the chance to speak out about their own…

  • Police accountability to be topic of ACLU dinner

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Police accountability will be the topic of discussion at an annual ACLU dinner. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland will be joined by the group’s chapters in Prince George’s and…

  • D.C. police to change drug strategy, target suppliers

    WASHINGTON –The Metropolitan Police Department is revising its strategy on the war on drugs by changing officers’ attire and focusing on suppliers instead of street corner buyers. The department’s current drug strategy often involves police…

  • Transgender student sues school, citing restroom policy

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A transgender teenager said in a lawsuit Thursday that he has been stigmatized by a policy that bars him from using the boys’ restrooms at his eastern Virginia high school. The…

  • ACLU: Squalid conditions at troubled Baltimore jail

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Moldy showers and cells are infested with mice and cockroaches, toilets are broken for days and medical care is poor or nonexistent at a notoriously troubled Baltimore city jail, the ACLU and…

  • Fairfax Co. defends use of license plate readers

    WASHINGTON – Fairfax County Police Chief Ed Roessler is responding to a privacy lawsuit with a statement that calls license plate readers a valuable investigative tool. The ACLU sued the county last week on behalf…

  • Analysis: White defendants more likely to get plea deals in Va.

    WASHINGTON — White defendants accused of a number of crimes in Virginia are much more likely than black defendants to get a plea deal that includes lesser charges or a reduced sentence, according to an…

  • ACLU sues D.C. officer for alleged attack on boy

    A 14-year veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department is now facing
    a lawsuit.

  • Deaf inmate says D.C. jail denied him interpreters

    A profoundly deaf D.C. man says he was wrongly
    denied a sign language interpreter and
    handcuffed when he had visitors preventing him
    from signing during a 51-day sentence served
    last year at the District\’s contractor-run
    Correctional Treatment Facility.

  • Drones in region’s skies to forever redefine privacy

    Whatever the outcome, it\’s clear drones will
    forever change the Old Dominion and other
    jurisdictions nationwide.

  • ACLU files for information on county executive’s spending

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland is filing new public information act requests Friday, after getting information earlier this week that indicated police officers and staff researched Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold\’s political opponents.

  • Arrest after Metro incident sparks lawsuit

    Lawrence Miller says he spoke up and was arrested after a controversial incident where Metro Transit Police appeared to slam a man in a wheelchair to the ground. Now, Miller is suing Metro Transit Police for violating his right to freedom of expression, false arrest and other claims.