From Freddie Gray's neighborhood and beyond, bewilderment follows dropping of charges
The Baltimore Sun

5th Ward Ald. Leslie Hairston

Ald. Leslie Hairston, 5th, above, outside City Hall on Wednesday, paid consultant Delmarie Cobb, left, about $28,000 from the city payroll fund between January 2008 and July 2009. The city’s hiring compliance officer said he didn’t know about the payroll of close to $1.3 million a year.Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune