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Charges dropped against former lead detective in Phylicia Barnes case

Charges dropped against former lead detective in Phylicia Barnes case

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby dropped the remaining charge against the former lead detective in the Phylicia Barnes murder case, who had been accused of assaulting people after forcing his way into a home in a search for his missing daughter. The allegations against Detective Daniel T. Nicholson IV date to April 2012, but a jury acquitted him of a count of second-degree assault and another of fourth-degree burglary at a trial in 2014. One remaining count of second-degree assault was dismissed Friday afternoon. In an unusual move, Mosby, and not one of her trial attorneys, personally told the judge that prosecutors were dropping the case. In a statement afterward, she...

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