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Lawmakers eye giving Maryland AG prosecuting power in police shootings

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 ...

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Law enforcement seeks to differentiate legal cannabis from contraband

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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Judge dismisses suit over UMBC sexual assault investigations

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 ...

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House panel drops gun-suppression appeals from crime bill

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 ...

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Different decade, same sentence for double-murder convict

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.

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Family of alleged Perry Hall shooter “horrified”

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 ...

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