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Police Brutality Settlements; Hogan Proposes Redistricting Reform

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Some of Maryland’s 8 congressional districts have been called “the most gerrymandered in the nation.” A judge described the shape of one of them as "a broken-winged pterodactyl.” Governor Larry Hogan promised to change the system that created the oddly-shaped districts, and he wants to put a constitutional amendment before Maryland voters next year. We’ll hear arguments for and against that idea. Up front, Baltimore taxpayers are putting out another $280,000 to settle three more lawsuits alleging police misconduct and excessive force. Danny Jacobs, legal editor at The Daily Record, fills us in on the latest cases. Plus, we’ll hear about a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling on how police may use DNA samples.

Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.