Prosecutors have charged a city cop with evidence tampering and misconduct in office in the notorious case in which he recorded himself placing drugs into an empty soup can in a Southwest Baltimore alley before arresting a suspect last January.
Baltimore public defenders say city prosecutors have vastly underestimated the number of cases dropped or under review in 2017 due to controversial police body cam footage and a series of racketeering indictments of Baltimore cops.
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.
Police Commissioner Kevin Davis has drawn a line in the sand after the release of a new police body camera video resulted in dozens of additional dropped cases, maintaining that his officers did nothing wrong.
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.
An ex-principal of a shuttered Southeast Baltimore high school stole tens of thousands of dollars from school accounts and spent a good share of that money at Maryland Live! Casino, according to state prosecutors.
Mayor Catherine Pugh is involved in a second campaign finance-related controversy stemming from her 2016 run for office, this time for taking what the Maryland Office of the State Prosecutor says was an “unlawful” loan.
A Baltimore-based lawyer who previously served a prosecutor in New York said he plans to challenge Marilyn Mosby for her spot as state’s attorney for Baltimore City in the Democratic primary next year.