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Baltimore police, prosecutors point to drop in percentage of juveniles tried in adult court for serious crimes

Baltimore police, prosecutors point to drop in percentage of juveniles tried in adult court for serious crimes

The percentage of city juveniles charged with serious crimes whose cases are moved from adult to juvenile court has increased drastically in recent years, Baltimore’s top law enforcement officials say in a television show airing Sunday.

On WMAR’s local public affairs show “Square Off” — in an episode entitled “Juveniles Wreaking Havoc” — Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis and State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said the large majority of juveniles charged with serious crime are granted reverse waivers back to the juvenile system.

The episode is to air Sunday morning, but is available online now.

From 2014 to 2017, there has been a nearly 40 percentage point increase...

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