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Tag Archives: Maryland Office of the Public Defender

Baltimore prosecutors, defense, court work to reduce activity and decrease jail population

Baltimore City Circuit Court. (File photo)

Criminal justice partners in Baltimore, which has the highest volume of criminal cases in the state, are working to reduce courthouse traffic, caseloads and the inmate population as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby told prosecutors ...

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Possible evidence theft at Salisbury PD prompts review of cases

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The Maryland Office of the Public Defender announced Monday that it will launch an investigation into cases potentially affected by the recent announcement of possible thefts from the property room of the Salisbury Police Department. The department announced Feb. 14 ...

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Baltimore prosecutors: Role in hearing on access to internal affairs files ‘proactive’

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Criminal defense attorneys celebrated a victory for transparency this week as they were given permission by a Baltimore city judge to attempt to introduce internal affairs records for a police sergeant into evidence in their clients’ cases. But statements from ...

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Attorneys gain access to Baltimore police officer’s internal affairs records

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Defense attorneys will seek to have evidence from more than 30 internal affairs records relating to a Baltimore police sergeant admitted in multiple criminal cases after a judge granted them access to the files last week. Attorneys for 20 defendants argued ...

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Program allows vacating of failure-to-appear warrants in Baltimore

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Individuals who have active failure-to-appear warrants on misdemeanor offenses in Baltimore will have the opportunity to vacate the warrants and get a new court date scheduled through a program by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s ...

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Bail review hearings flood district court after riots

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.

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