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The Baltimore Sun

Justin Fenton

Writer

Justin Fenton, who joined The Sun in 2005, has covered the Baltimore Police Department since 2008. His work includes an investigation into Cal Ripken Jr.'s minor league baseball stadium deal with his hometown of Aberdeen and a three-part series chronicling a ruthless con woman.

Recent Articles

  • Rally planned to support Harford law enforcement

    Rally planned to support Harford law enforcement

    A rally to support Harford County law enforcement is being planned for next weekend at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. The owner of an Elkton event-planning company has organized the rally from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, following the killings this week of Sheriff's Senior Deputies Patrick Dailey...

  • Baltimore man who accused police of planting gun is acquitted of assault, gun charges

    Baltimore man who accused police of planting gun is acquitted of assault, gun charges

    A Baltimore man, whose attorney alleged police had planted a gun on him after he was shot five times by an officer last April, was acquitted of assault and gun charges by a jury Wednesday. But jurors convicted Dawan Hawkins, 28, of one count of reckless endangerment, and Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams...

  • Attorney general asks state's highest court to intervene in Freddie Gray cases

    Attorney general asks state's highest court to intervene in Freddie Gray cases

    The Maryland attorney general's office is asking the state's highest court to take up competing appeals in the Freddie Gray case, which would freeze all proceedings indefinitely as the next trial date nears. The agency, representing the Baltimore state's attorney's office, has petitioned the Court...

  • Alleged gang member who represented self at trial convicted of 2nd degree murder

    Alleged gang member who represented self at trial convicted of 2nd degree murder

    A Baltimore jury has convicted a 29-year-old alleged gang member who represented himself at his trial on charges related to a triple shooting that killed one. Laser Womack was convicted of second-degree murder and two attempted murder counts, and faces up to 90 years in prison, according to the...

  • Man shot by police near Freddie Gray protest goes to trial

    Man shot by police near Freddie Gray protest goes to trial

    As hundreds rallied at the Western District police station for Freddie Gray on April 18, the day before his death, Dawan Hawkins was shot five times by a police officer about a mile to the west. Hawkins' case never garnered widespread attention. This week, the 28-year-old went on trial on a charge...

  • 'Serial' case: Adnan Syed hearing wraps up

    'Serial' case: Adnan Syed hearing wraps up

    Adnan Syed, the subject of the popular podcast "Serial," had his day in court — five of them, to be exact. Now, it's up to a judge to determine whether the man convicted in 2000 of killing his ex-girlfriend will get a new trial. Syed's attorneys said Tuesday in closing arguments of a weeklong post-conviction...

  • City officer accused of misconduct is fired

    City officer accused of misconduct is fired

    Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis has fired an officer with a long history of misconduct allegations, according to sources familiar with the move. Officer Fabien Laronde, 40, has been the subject of multiple lawsuits for on-duty incidents. This misconduct allegation centered on an internal...

  • 'Serial' case: Adnan Syed hearing expected to wrap up Tuesday

    'Serial' case: Adnan Syed hearing expected to wrap up Tuesday

    Defense attorneys for Adnan Syed, the convicted murderer whose case was re-examined in the popular "Serial" podcast, and the Maryland attorney general's office rested their cases Monday in a hearing to determine whether he will get a new trial. The two sides were expected to make final arguments...

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