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Baltimore City State's Attorney

Mar 22, 2022

Thiru Vignarajah joins race for Baltimore City State’s Attorney

Thiru Vignarajah will once again seek the job of Baltimore’s top prosecutor, joining a race that has been upended by a criminal indictment against the incumbent, Marilyn Mosby. Vignarajah, a former prosecutor, announced his plan to run Tuesday, after widespread speculation that he might renew his candidacy. Vignarajah ran for Baltimore City State’s Attorney in […]

Nov 18, 2021

Baltimore defense lawyer Ivan Bates announces run for state’s attorney

Baltimore lawyer Ivan Bates announced he is running for Baltimore City State's Attorney, a position he also sought in 2018.

Oct 19, 2021

Study: Re-arrests for serious crimes rare after Baltimore dropped drug, prostitution charges

A new study assessed the impact of the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office's no-prosecution policy for low-level drug and prostitution charges.

Dec 12, 2019

BPD sergeant facing 32-count indictment for alleged pattern of misconduct

A Baltimore police sergeant is accused of a pattern of harassing and forcibly arresting individuals who observed, filmed or commented on police activity over the course of months. Sgt. Ethan Newberg, a 24-year veteran of the department, was indicted Thursday on 32 counts of second-degree assault, false imprisonment, misconduct in office and a scheme to […]

Mar 21, 2019

Mosby denies knowledge of fired prosecutor’s support for opponent

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby told jurors Thursday that she did not know a prosecutor she fired in her first week on the job had supported her opponent in the election until the woman sued her and claimed her termination had been for political reasons. Mosby said Keri L. Borzilleri was one of […]

Jan 29, 2019

Mosby announces end of prosecutions for marijuana possession

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced Tuesday that her office will stop prosecuting marijuana possession cases, citing a “lack of a demonstrable public safety benefit.” “We need to get serious about prioritizing what actually makes us safe and no one who is serious about public safety can honestly say that spending resources to […]

Marilyn Mosby
Jun 26, 2018

Marilyn Mosby re-elected Baltimore state’s attorney

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby fended off two high-profile challengers to win Tuesday’s Democratic primary and secure a second term, as she has no Republican challenger in November’s general election. With nearly 93 percent of the votes in around 11 p.m. Tuesday night, Mosby had almost 49 percent of the total, according to […]

Jun 21, 2018

Baltimore state’s attorney candidates make their closing arguments

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby is facing two challengers in the Democratic primary, including a defense attorney who represented one of the officers she charged in Freddie Gray's death.

Mar 23, 2018

Judge rules Bates can run for Baltimore state’s attorney

A Baltimore judge ruled Friday that Ivan J. Bates meets the residency requirement to run for city state's attorney, the same week he made a similar determination in a challenge to Thiru Vignarajah's candidacy.

Mar 20, 2018

Judge rules Vignarajah established Baltimore residency, can run for state’s attorney

Thiru Vignarajah, a candidate for Baltimore City State's Attorney, is a resident of the city for the purposes of the upcoming election, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Oct 27, 2017

Challenge to Bates’ candidacy for Baltimore state’s attorney dismissed for lack of ripeness

A lawsuit claiming Baltimore City State’s Attorney candidate Ivan J. Bates has not met the residency requirement was dismissed Friday because the issue was not yet ripe for judicial action under state election law. Charles N. Curlett Jr., another candidate for the position, filed the complaint for declaratory judgment Sept. 18 to “ensure the integrity” […]

Sep 22, 2017

Lawsuit alleges Bates ineligible for State’s Attorney race

A Democratic Party candidate for Baltimore City State’s Attorney is asking a judge to decide if one of his competitors meets the residency requirement. Charles N. Curlett Jr., managing partner at Levin & Curlett LLC in Baltimore, filed the complaint for declaratory judgment Sept. 18 to “ensure the integrity” of the election by asking the […]

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