The Baltimore Development Corporation announced today it has set a goal of reaching $15 million for the Baltimore Business Recovery Fund, which will aid businesses that suffered damages or losses in the city’s recent civil disturbances. The BBR Fund was ...Read More »
The government’s first estimate of damage from rioting last month in Baltimore puts the cost at $9 million. U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s office said Tuesday the preliminary estimate comes from a Small Business Administration survey of 284 businesses and two ...
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Public defenders are challenging the Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s authority to impose a citywide curfew after last month’s riots stemming from the death of Freddie Gray. In a filing Monday in Maryland District Court, the deputy city public defender says the mayor ...Read More »
The Justice Department is preparing to announce a civil rights investigation into the practices of the Baltimore police department following a request from that city's mayor, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday. The investigation could be announced as early as Friday, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not yet been made public.Read More »
Bail hearings for those arrested during the riots and looting earlier this week took over the city’s district court system Wednesday, when only the John R. Hargrove Sr. courthouse on Patapsco Avenue remained open for the sole purpose of hearing bail reviews. The public defender’s office was originally told that about 80 defendants were on the bail review docket Wednesday, but deputy district public defender Natalie Finegar said her office hoped many more would undergo their bail review via video streams piped into courtrooms before the court adjourned for the day.Read More »