Tyler is a journalist and lifelong Baltimore-area resident. He was the founding editor for Towson Patch and spent more than three years with Patch, covering news in Baltimore County and elsewhere for the hyperlocal network. A Towson University graduate, Tyler has also written for the Towson Times, Technical.ly Baltimore and Baltimore Brew. He lives in Mount Washington.
Defense attorneys for the officers accused in connection with Freddie Gray’s death want to
subpoena all training materials for police, a request prosecutors are fighting as far too onerous on the state’s arroensy’s office.
The Baltimore Sun reports the prosecution’s response to the motion calls the requests a “fishing expedition” that could force the state to hand over “all training, on any conceivable subject” including wiretaps and ballistics, with little relevance to the Gray case.
However, in the subpoena requests, attorneys for Officer Garrett Miller wrote that the materials used by State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s office and Baltimore police to train officers would be “relevant and necessary to the defense in this case.”
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said Thursday officers have broken up a
Southwest Baltimore drug ring that could have had a hand in the city’s record May violence.
The Baltimore Sun reports Batts announced the indictment of 11 suspects on conspiracy to distribute drugs. Several will also face gun charges, as police seized five handguns. The police crime lab will test the weapons to see if they match any shootings and homicides, including the 42 homicides in May, the city’s most in 25 years.
The indictment charges the 14 with conspiracy to violate racketeering and drug trafficking laws. Two are charged with conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder, four are charged with using a gun in relation to violent crimes, and others face lower level related federal charges.
In an otherwise innocuous email in March, a top staffer for Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby asked police to target a particular West Baltimore intersection.
Three weeks later, at that same intersection (North Avenue and Mount St.) was the scene of Freddie Gray’s pursuit, and defense attorneys for six officers facing charges in Gray’s death say the email is grounds to take Mosby off the case, The Baltimore Sun reports.