Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young tapped one of the heads of the Baltimore Innovation Team, Tamika C. Gauvin, to lead the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, a little more than a week after the previous director resigned.
Calling it “a major milestone” in the effort to reform the Baltimore Police Department, Police Commissioner Michael Harrison today touted the publication of a new use of force policy.
The revised 11-page document, first published on Sunday, places an emphasis on de-escalation techniques and calls on force to be used only when it is “reasonable, necessary, and proportional.”
Four Harlem Park residents are suing the Baltimore Police Department and former Police Commissioner Kevin Davis over the six-day lockdown of the neighborhood shortly following the death of Det. Sean Suiter, arguing that it violated their federal and state rights.
The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear the appeal of Adnan Syed, who in 2000 was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, a case that became a national news story after producers of the 2014 podcast “Serial” dug through the details and raised questions about Syed’s guilt.
By Ian Round
Capital News Service
Steve McMurray was not long out of high school when he moved to the United States.
He left St. Mary Parish, a rural area in northeastern Jamaica, for trade school in Miami. He spent about a year and a half there, met a Jamaican girl with family in Maryland, and they moved to Baltimore.
Their relationship didn’t last, but he stayed. Now, more than 30 years later, McMurray owns what some say is the best Jamaican restaurant in Baltimore, doubling as an informal cultural center for what the U.S. Census reported as the city’s largest immigrant group.
Baltimore Sun reviewer Christina Tkacik thought the crab cakes at The Choptank were bland, the french fries were “cardboard-stiff,” the calamari had too much Old Bay (if there is such a thing) and the atmosphere was stuffy.
By Eric Myers
Capital News Service
ANNAPOLIS — Time is running out for uninsured motorists in Maryland to take advantage of a program that forgives 80 percent of uninsured-driving debts that became delinquent before 2017.
Debtors have until Dec. 31 to register for the program and begin repaying the remaining 20 percent of their total fines. If an individual registers and pays at least one-sixth of their remaining 20 percent of debt by the end of the year, they have until June 2020 to finish paying.
Agora is growing again.
Two months after it started to renovate the former Hynson, Westcott and Dunning building at 1030 N. Charles St., to provide office space for its staff, the company is planning to expand two more buildings one block away.
The Baltimore Police Department today released footage of the moments before and after officers fatally shot 24-year-old John Feggins on Oct. 30. Security footage from a nearby Rite Aid pharmacy shows Feggins and Officer Ryan Glass tussling on the ground as they fight for control of a handgun.
A day after State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby described the investigation of Det. Sean Suiter’s death as an “open” matter, contradicting a determination made by police, the BPD said there are a “small number of tasks” to complete in the case.