A former Baltimore city prosecutor who left the office earlier this summer after objecting the office’s decision to continue pursuing the Freddie Gray cases was one of two people appointed Monday to the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County.
Lisa Phelps served in various roles in the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office in her 15-year career, including training more than 2,000 assistant state’s attorneys as director of the Legal Training Division.
Phelps had been assigned the case of Officer Garrett Miller as well as the retrial of Officer William Porter, which was scheduled to begin this month. Prosecutors dropped all charges against the officers in July.
Phelps is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Gov. Larry Hogan also appointed Monday to the bench longtime Baltimore County Assistant State’s Attorney Keith Pion, who is currently division chief of the Juvenile Crime Division.
Phelps and Pion will replace Judge Barbara H. Jung, who retired in April, and Administrative Judge Alexandra N. Williams, who retired last month.