Ivan Bates, the Democratic nominee for Baltimore state’s attorney, pledged to prosecute gun cases more aggressively but also asked for patience.
When former state’s attorney Gregg L. Bernstein announced charges would not be brought against police officers in two high-profile brutality cases, almost all of the reaction and fallout was confined to Baltimore. But with the death of Freddie Gray and Monday’s rioting garnering international attention, all eyes will be on Bernstein’s successor whenever she announces if charges will be fi[...]
The city's top prosecutors can fire employees without cause, but some worry that comes at a cost to the office.
Outgoing Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein was at one of his division’s holiday parties recently when a junior prosecutor asked if he was going to take a year off.
Most of the money from the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention will go toward "comprehensive violence prosecution."
Marilyn J. Mosby pulled off an upset win against incumbent Gregg L. Bernstein in the Democratic primary for Baltimore City State’s Attorney. Bernstein conceded defeat late Tuesday night when unofficial results showed him trailing Mosby significantly. Early Wednesday morning, results from all precincts showed that Mosby won by 55 percent to 45 percent. Mosby, an […]
The lead detective in charge of investigating the disappearance of asphyxiated North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault, one count of fourth-degree burglary, and one count of making a false statement to police. Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein’s office announced the charges against Baltimore Police Detective […]
A man accused in the near-beheading deaths of his three young relatives was sentenced Monday to life in prison.
A little over a year after taking over as Baltimore City State’s Attorney, Gregg L. Bernstein on Monday outlined a host of initiatives his office has undertaken, including creating a Major Investigations Unit and another unit charged with evaluating claims of wrongful prosecution. Bernstein said those and other initiatives, such as moving to a community-based […]
A U.S. Army Reservist has filed a lawsuit against Baltimore City and the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, claiming he lost his job after being called to active duty. Andrew Gross, a Columbia resident currently stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., was hired as an assistant state’s attorney in the District Drug Treatment Court in March […]
Since the day William J. Murphy opened his litigation practice in 1984, he estimates he’d fielded more than 25 overtures to fold his firm into another one. None of them interested him. None, that is, until Martin S. Himeles Jr. came knocking — for the second time. The two sat down over lunch about five […]
If Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein can find a way to increase his agency’s annual rent budget from zero to $1 million or more per year, there are several buildings near the courthouses downtown that could accommodate his recent call for contiguous office space. Where the money to pay for space outside the […]