| May 31, 2014
| 12:21 PM
It wasn't easy to get suspected Black Guerrilla Family leader Gerald Johnson on the phone, investigators learned as they tried to build a case against him last year. Rather than answer calls himself, he would often use a female associate to screen his...
| May 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A surveillance camera near the East Baltimore murder scene spied a group from the Black Guerrilla Family gathered to congratulate a gang member on a job well done — a long-time rival was dead and a prior killing avenged.
Henry Mills had been a BGF...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In Maryland, those arrested on the street or after police have obtained a warrant must be given a court hearing within 24 hours of being taken into custody. At that initial hearing they have a chance to learn the charges against them and to request...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Police have charged a 27-year-old Baltimore man with the shooting of three people - one of whom died - in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, and allege in court documents that he is a member of the Black Guerrilla Family.
Laser Womack, 27 of the 2700 block...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Shykill Brewer was arrested on a misdemeanor gun charge days before Christmas. He should have been able to post bail in plenty of time to celebrate with his infant son and the rest of his family, but instead spent six weeks in jail.
Under court rules,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:26 PM
A former corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center has been sentenced to 32 months in prison and three years of supervised release for her role in the Black Guerrilla Family gang racketeering conspiracy uncovered at the jail last year....
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:55 AM
It's almost a year since federal authorities announced that Tavon White and the Black Guerrilla Family gang had corrupted the Baltimore City Detention Center from the inside out, and this week's New Yorker magazine has an expansive look at the case....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:24 PM
A corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center received a 30-month prison term Tuesday for her role in a wide-ranging drug smuggling plot hatched by members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang.
Katrina Laprade, 32, pleaded guilty to a...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Six months after the seemingly random murder of a 12-year-old boy in East Baltimore, police had not been able to solve the case, and, a prosecutor said in court Tuesday, the investigation had "gone cold."
But then in December 2011, a defendant in a...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:15 PM
The American Civil Liberties Union released an online "toolkit" on Wednesday outlining ways local advocates can improve conditions for LGBT prisoners across the country.
It also provides information on how LGBT prisoners can protect themselves.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
State officials say they have blocked service at the Baltimore City Detention Center for the contraband cellphones that have long fueled gang activity there.
Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to announce Friday the recent activation of a "managed...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:16 PM
The head of security at the Baltimore City Detention Center has resigned, officials said Tuesday, a move that again leaves an important leadership job at the troubled facility vacant.
Eric C. Brown started at the jail in September to help clean up...