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Humbert v. O'Malley

United States District Court, D. Maryland, Northern Division

December 16, 2014

MARLOW HUMBERT, Plaintiff,
v.
MARTIN O'MALLEY, et al., Defendants

For Marlow Humbert, Plaintiff: Barry R Glazer, Charles Henry Edwards, IV, LEAD ATTORNEYS, Law Office of Barry R Glazer PC, Baltimore, MD.

For Martin O'Malley, Individually and as Governor of the State of Maryland and former Mayor of the City of Baltimore, Defendant: William F Brockman, LEAD ATTORNEY, Consuelo Beatrice Nunez Bellamy, Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Baltimore, MD.

For Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City, Defendant: Daniel J Sparaco, LEAD ATTORNEY, Baltimore City Law Dept, Baltimore, MD; Melodie Hahn Hengerer, Baltimore City Law Department, Baltimore, MD.

For Sheila Dixon, former Mayor of the City of Baltimore, in her individual capacity, Defendant: Daniel J Sparaco, LEAD ATTORNEY, Baltimore City Law Dept, Baltimore, MD; Melodie Hahn Hengerer, LEAD ATTORNEY, Baltimore City Law Department, Baltimore, MD.

For The Baltimore City Police Department, Frederick Bealefeld, Police Commissioner Individually and as Police Commissioner, Baltimore City Police Department, Defendants: Daniel C Beck, LEAD ATTORNEY, Baltimore City Law Department, Legal Affairs Division, Baltimore, MD.

For Chris Jones, Detective Sergeant Individually and as Police Officer, Baltimore City Police Department, Keith Merryman, Detective Individually and as Police Officer, Baltimore City Police Department, Caprice Smith, Detective Individually and as Police Officer, Baltimore City Police Department, Dominick Griffin, Detective Individually and as Police Officer, Baltimore City Police Department, Michael Brassell, Police Officer Individually and as Police Officer, Baltimore City Police Department, Defendants: Michael L Marshall, LEAD ATTORNEY, Chaz Romeo Ball, Schlachman Belsky and Weiner PA, Baltimore, MD.

Cinese Caldwell, Laboratory Technician Individually and as Police Officer, Baltimore City Police Department, Defendant, Pro se.

MEMORANDUM OPINION

William D. Quarles, Jr., United States District Judge.

Marlow Humbert sued several police officers and others[1] for constitutional violations under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law claims. ECF No. 1. Pending is Humbert's motion to allow testimony by contemporaneous transmission. ECF No. 160. No hearing is necessary. Local Rule 105.6 (D. Md. 2014). For the following reasons, the motion will be granted.

I. Background[2]

On April 30, 2008, a woman[3] told police that she had been raped at her home in Baltimore's Charles Village neighborhood.[4] See ECF No. 160 at 3. The Victim reported that, when she entered her home, an unknown man had approached her from behind, and forced her inside. Id. The man pointed a black handgun at her head. Id. He demanded money, but she told him she had none. Id. The man then pushed her onto a nearby couch and raped her. Id. The Victim described her assailant as a fairly well-spoken black man in his early to mid-30s, five-foot-seven to five-foot-nine inches tall, and wearing a blue T-shirt with a pink logo, a white face mask, black cotton gloves, and tennis shoes.[5] Id. at 3-4.

After the attack, the Victim--a trained artist--completed a sketch of her attacker. Id. at 4. Investigating officers informed the Victim that she had to complete a composite with a police sketch artist. Id. The Victim declares that " the features of [her] assailant from [her] sketch" and her " communications with the sketch artist were not incorporated into the composite sketch." Id.

A few days later, officers met with the Victim and showed her two photo books of potential suspects. Id. After reviewing the book of photos, the Victim stated that two of the photos resembled her attacker, but she did not identify either as her attacker. Id. She declares that she told the officers that she needed to see suspects in person and hear their voices to identify her attacker. Id.

On May 8, 2008, officers showed the Victim an array of photos that included Humbert's photo. Id. The Victim declares that she saw Humbert's photo, said that " might" be him, but was unsure. Id. She declares that she was " made to sign something, and despite my protests, was assured that it was just procedure." Id. at 5. She also declares that the officers told her that no arrests would be made until she saw the suspects in ...


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