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LAWRENCE MILLS v. HOWARD COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

Administrative law — Writ of administrative mandamus — Cognizable relief

Lawrence Mills, appellant, was acquitted of driving under the influence (“DUI”) following a two-day jury trial in the Circuit Court for Howard County. He asserts that Maryland State Trooper Anthony Hassan lied to the court in his testimony during the trial. Accordingly, Mills contacted the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office, appellee, and requested that perjury charges be brought against Trooper Hassan. Appellee declined to prosecute. On August 23, 2016, Mills filed a Petition for a Writ of Administrative Mandamus Judicial Review and Appropriate Relief, pursuant to Rule 7-402. That same day, the circuit court dismissed Mills’s petition, writing, “[n]o cognizable relief available. Dismiss.” Mills filed a timely appeal, challenging the dismissal of his petition for a writ of administrative mandamus.

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