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Former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke recalls the ”scorn, derision and dismissiveness” he encountered when he argued in favor of the decriminalization of marijuana and other drugs in the 1980s. He now applauds the public and political shift to his point of view, but advises caution as drug laws are reformed.
December 2, 2022
Gov. Martin O’Malley appointed District Judge Flynn M. Owens to the bench in 2014.
December 1, 2022
The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office agreed to cap the potential sentence at 1 1/2 years’ probation.
A year after state lawmakers gave the Maryland attorney general greater investigatory authority in police-involved deaths, local prosecutors have so far declined to charge any officers.
November 30, 2022
Sam Cogen campaigned on a platform of expanding the use of technology in the sheriff’s office, which he says will make the office more efficient and better equipped to serve bench warrants and domestic violence peace orders. He has vowed to “humanize” the evictions process to help renters find other housing options.
Lawyers for the women featured in the 2017 documentary series file motion to support the disclosure of the 456-page state investigation.
Judge Steven I. Platt said Baltimore Police Sgt. Robert Dohony was “indisputably working every minute of the overtime he claimed.”
November 29, 2022
The rideshare company said it has a 24/7 team on standby to help with police investigations.
Case reflects ATF’s growing involvement in investigating violence in Baltimore, using a database of cartridge casing evidence to quickly match ballistics to other cases and identify groups causing disproportionate violence.
November 28, 2022
Shanteari Weems, 50, of Randallstown, the owner of Lil Kidz Kastle Daycare Center, is set to be sentenced in D.C. Superior Court on Feb. 3, 2023.
"In Baltimore City, things are so deeply rooted, that it’s not about a crime problem, it’s not about a violence problem — it’s always been a pain problem.'
November 26, 2022
Judge’s opinion allows other allegations, including that police used excessive force, to move ahead to a jury trial.
November 24, 2022
The Archdiocese of Baltimore will not oppose the release of a nearly four-year investigation into child sexual abuse, church leaders said in a detailed statement released Tuesday evening.
November 22, 2022
A week after the Baltimore county executive announced ridding the chief of police, his office named Col. Dennis J. Delp to be the interim chief of police for Baltimore County Police Department.
November 21, 2022
The university plans to hire 100 officers, citing a 'sustained surge' in violence.
November 20, 2022