| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:54 AM
A Baltimore judge this week ruled to allow city prosecutors to withhold identifying witness information from defendants in the sweeping case against alleged members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang.
Judge Sylvester B. Cox on Tuesday granted a...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Six more corrections officers who helped the Black Guerrilla Family gang operate a drug-smuggling and racketeering enterprise from inside the Baltimore City Detention Center have pleaded guilty or received sentencing in the past two weeks, continuing a...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:38 PM
In the large, rarely used ceremonial courtroom of Baltimore's federal court on Wednesday, a few defendants and their lawyers challenged prosecutors who say they helped the Black Guerrilla Family gang take over the city jail.
Many of the cases against...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Two more Baltimore City Detention Center correctional officers pleaded guilty and another inmate has been sentenced in connection with last year's jail racketeering conspiracy, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Former jail employees Aisha Fraction, 26,...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 1:31 PM
The family of a man fatally shot by FBI agents conducing a surveillance earlier this year on Reisterstown Road is questioning police tactics and the finding by prosecutors that the use of deadly force during a car stop was justified.
While relatives of...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:48 PM
The alleged "secretary" of the Black Guerrilla family gang —one of dozens of alleged members charged in a high-profile case — pleaded guilty this week to a sentence that allowed him to return home that night.
Warren Commodore, 26, was among...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:32 PM
A Baltimore man dubbed "Public Enemy No. 1" by city police last summer after being linked to a string of shootings is in trouble again — this time accused of stabbing another inmate in the head in an argument over using the telephone, court...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:28 PM
One year after one of Baltimore's most violent summers, this July opened with one of the lowest midyear homicide counts in three decades.
Killings declined in the first half of 2014 to 97 people, compared with 115 during the first half of last year,...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Officials at the Baltimore jail held "town hall meetings" with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to get tips on how to better operate the institution, a corrections officer told the FBI.
At the get togethers managers and gang members would discuss...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:59 PM
Management at the Baltimore jail held "town hall meetings" with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to get tips on how to better operate the institution, a former corrections officer told the FBI as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation.
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:42 PM
A Baltimore jury failed to reach a verdict Tuesday in a high-profile murder case, leading a city judge to declare a mistrial in city prosecutors' first battle with what they say is a murderous group within the Black Guerrilla Family gang.
A juror who...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Back when Robert Ehrlich was governor of Maryland, I was interviewing men newly committed to state prison and suspected of gang affiliations. After years in denial, Maryland was just beginning to realize that gangs were very active behind the walls. Among...