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Use of restitution programs in Md. declining because of technology more than criticism (access required)

Partnerships between prosecutors and debt collectors who operate bad check restitution programs on their behalf persist in Maryland despite criticism from consumer advocates and a sharp decline in the number of cases as check use becomes increasingly rare. The partnerships ...

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4th Circuit affirms Mosby’s right to fire prosecutor who backed opponent (access required)

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby was within her rights to fire a prosecutor who had campaigned for her opponent in the 2014 election, a federal appellate panel held Tuesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed ...

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4th Circuit to hear fired Baltimore prosecutor’s appeal (access required)

A former prosecutor who was fired by Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby after backing Mosby’s election opponent will have her case heard by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. A federal judge dismissed Keri L. Borzilleri’s lawsuit last year, ...

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Volume of body camera footage can mean overlooked evidence (access required)

The apparent failure of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office to flag a body camera video that allegedly showed an officer manipulating the footage highlights the downside to having hours of recordings of arrests as the cameras become more prevalent: ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Prosecutors should speak with actions, not words (access required)

In the criminal justice system, prosecutors serve a unique role with special duties quite different from other lawyers. While a private lawyer’s duty is to provide zealous representation of a client, the Maryland Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct impose upon ...

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Baltimore to hire 2 new violent crime prosecutors

Baltimore’s mayor says the city will hire two new prosecutors and detail them to the U.S. attorney’s office to build federal cases against violent criminals in the city. Thursday’s announcement came in response to a spike in violent crime. The ...

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Alleged Perry Hall shooter indicted on 29 counts

A 15-year-old high school sophomore was indicted Tuesday on 29 counts related to the shooting of a classmate at Perry Hall High School, and the charging document alleges that the teen intended to kill eight other people. A Baltimore County ...

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