A flawed, inconsistent police response to sexual assault in Maryland

Harford 'Dog Lady' trial

Mary Root, right, embraces supporter Evie Tontrup of Bel Air South outside the Mary E.W. Risteau State Office Building in Bel Air Wednesday morning. Tontrup staged a one-woman protest outside the courthouse holding the sign at her feet. Charges against Root were dropped and her dogs were returned to her following a hearing Wednesday.
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