Baltimore County's incumbent state's attorney beat back an upstart primary challenger and will move on to the November general election.Read More »
The Maryland attorney general’s authority to investigate local police-involved slayings derives from a 2021 law sparked by the murder of an unarmed Black man in Minnesota, but the law needs a controversial expansion to achieve the goal of inspiring public ...
Tagged with: Attorney General Brian E. Frosh harford county Jamie Dykes Jeffrey Gahler john mccarthy Maryland General Assembly police reform police shooting police shootings Rich Gibson scott shellenberger Sen. Will Smith Yolanda CurtinRead More »
Rapidly changing law on marijuana use and possession in Maryland, from the decriminalization of small amounts to the legalization of medical use, has left some law enforcement officers wondering what the presence or odor of marijuana means for them when ...
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A federal judge on Monday dismissed – at least for now — a civil rights lawsuit alleging UMBC, county police and the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office improperly handled sexual assault investigations by at least five women. In dismissing the ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS – The House Judiciary Committee has dropped from omnibus anti-crime legislation a provision that would permit prosecutors to appeal judges’ decisions to suppress from evidence at trial guns the judges conclude were seized from defendants in violation of their ...Read More »
Jaron Tyree Grade, who became a symbol of justice delayed when Maryland’s top court overturned his double-murder conviction and life sentence five-and-a-half years after hearing arguments, was resentenced to life in prison Wednesday after being convicted again of the September 2003 slayings at his retrial in Baltimore County Circuit Court.Read More »
Death-penalty supporters on Friday launched an online petition drive to preserve capital punishment in Maryland, one day after Gov. Martin O’Malley signed the legislation to abolish it as of Oct. 1.Read More »
A 15-year-old student opened fire on the first day of classes at a Baltimore County high school Monday, getting off two shots and wounding a classmate before being rushed by teachers, authorities said. The assailant was taken into custody after ...Read More »