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20 news organizations support Baltimore Brew lawsuit challenging police misconduct “gag orders”

Civil rights groups and Tawanda Jones also file briefs in Brew/Overbey suit saying policy violates the Constitution, hampers police reform

May 30, 2018

By Fern Shen

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press – along with 19 news organizations including the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and BuzzFeed – filed an amicus brief yesterday supporting a lawsuit challenging Baltimore’s practice of requiring claimants in police misconduct settlements to sign non-disclosure agreements.

In two separate “friend of the court” filings, five justice and civil rights groups and one individual added their support of the 2017 complaint filed by Baltimore Brew and Ashley Amaris Overbey.

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