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Month: November 2017

Baltimore Police sergeant planted drugs in suspect’s car, federal prosecutors say

Baltimore Police sergeant planted drugs in suspect’s car, federal prosecutors say

US News
From our friends at ABC News: A former Baltimore Police officer has been indicted for allegedly planting evidence in a suspect's car during a 2010 arrest, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Former Sgt. Wayne Earl Jenkins, 37, allegedly planted heroin in a car after a driver who police were pursuing crashed into another car, prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Maryland said in a press release. A fatal crash On April 28, 2010, Jenkins was driving an unmarked Baltimore Police Department vehicle with another officer in the passenger seat when he -- along with a second officer in an unmarked car -- began to pursue the car, the press release states. The suspect, Umar Burley, who was driving at a high speed with passenger Brent Matthews in the passen...
Congress paid nearly $100K to settle harassment claims against disgraced congressman

Congress paid nearly $100K to settle harassment claims against disgraced congressman

Politics
From our friends at ABC News: PlayRyan Kelly/Congressional Quarterly via Getty Images, FILE The Congressional Office of Compliance secretly paid close to $100,000 in taxpayer funds to settle sexual harassment claims from at least two young male staffers who worked for disgraced former Congressman Eric Massa, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the matter told ABC News. The claims were settled after Massa, a Democrat from upstate New York, resigned in 2010 amid a pending ethics investigation into allegations he groped and sexually harassed members of his staff. "This is exactly why there should be transparency," said Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., who blasted the payouts in an interview with ABC News. Rice, who is co-sponsoring legislation that would remove secrecy from th...
Swansea Boss Paul Clement Insists Renato Sanches Will Rediscover His Form After Poor Chelsea Showing

Swansea Boss Paul Clement Insists Renato Sanches Will Rediscover His Form After Poor Chelsea Showing

Sports
From our friends at Sports Illustrated: Renato Sanches was heavily criticized for his performance in Swansea''s loss to Chelsea. By 90Min November 30, 2017 Swansea manager Paul Clement insists that Renato Sanches is yet to showcase his true abilities, and is backing the highly regarded Portuguese midfielder to rediscover the form that put him on the world football map. Sanches, who joined Swansea on a season's loan from German giants Bayern Munich, has failed to make an impact in eight league appearances for the Welsh outfit, and was substituted during Wednesday's 1-0 loss away to Chelsea. ...