Marilyn Mosby has added Baltimore to a growing list of major cities adopting a more progressive approach to policing cannabis, announcing today that her office will no longer pursue cases for possession, and that they’ll also seek to vacate thousands of convictions dating back to 2011.
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Days after Baltimore City prosecutor Andrea Mason was terminated by Marilyn Mosby’s State’s Attorney’s Office, both Mason’s lawyer and the wife of a man Mason has tried multiple times for the same murder criticized Mosby’s decision.
Local attorney Chad Curlett has dropped out of the 2018 race for Baltimore City State’s Attorney, citing a crowded candidate field and an inability to amass enough money and support to make himself a frontrunner.
The Baltimore Police Department’s four biggest officer-conduct controversies of the year have now affected 864 criminal cases, according to the newest tally from Marylyn Mosby’s office.
Baltimore’s top prosecutor has backed a federal lawsuit against Donald Trump’s Justice Department that says the agency is illegally holding crime-fighting grant money over cities’ heads if they don’t enforce federal immigration law.
Ivan Bates is expected to announce tomorrow morning that he’ll be challenging incumbent Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for her seat as the city’s top prosecutor in 2018.
City prosecutors say they’ve come upon a third video depicting a city police officer engaging in “questionable activity” during a June arrest, which will affect an additional 101 pending or closed cases.
Once Again, Public Defender Says Body Cam Footage Appears to Show City Police Officers Manufacturing Evidence
Public defenders say more body camera footage has surfaced “that appears to depict multiple officers working together to manufacture evidence,” once again leading to dropped charges and an internal review.
Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said today that the now-infamous body cam footage of a city police officer placing a bag of drugs inside a soup can and then “finding” it wasn’t immediately noticeable when prosecutors were reviewing the footage early on.
Maryland’s attorney general today issued a memo to law enforcement agencies across Maryland that they don’t need – and in fact, shouldn’t, in many cases – comply with the Trump administration’s orders to work with federal immigration agents deporting people en masse from the country.