| Apr 24, 2013
| 8:01 AM
A cabal of corrupt corrections officers and members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang enjoyed nearly free rein inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, federal authorities allege, smuggling drugs and cellphones into the jail and having sexual...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 2:44 PM
The federal racketeering and drug charges unveiled this week against 25 inmates and guards at the Baltimore City Detention Center raise serious questions about the state's management of the facility. Investigators detailed a pattern of corruption and...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:53 PM
One of the corrections officers accused this week of helping Black Guerrilla Family members smuggle drugs into a Baltimore jail was flagged seven years ago for alleged gang ties.
A state investigator raised concerns in 2006 that Antonia Allison might...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Let me start with this: If not for the absurd war on drugs — by far, the nation's longest war — we would not have had so many killings on the streets of Baltimore over the years.
The United States leads the world in incarceration. Without the...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 8:49 AM
John Wood has a room filled with junk: steel pots, a wooden foot massager, heavy safe, TV antenna, plates, silver-plated brush, rolling pin, can opener, assorted gold-colored chains, lamps without shades, a New York Yankees baseball hat adorned in...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Baltimore actor Charles S. Dutton said the murder of John Wood, a retired city sanitation worker who was the inspiration behind the character Dutton played on the 1990s show “Roc,” was difficult to digest.
“I wasn’t expecting...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Since the Motown sound went silent -- except on oldies stations -- and General Motors and Chrysler (but not Ford) required life support from Washington, there has been little to recommend Detroit, Mich., to visitors, much less its residents.
| May 30, 2012
| 5:00 PM
Officer Rodney Cintron took his car, damaged in an accident, to Majestic Auto Repair in Rosedale on the advice of a colleague, not realizing that the man was getting paid to send him there.
When the city police officer found out, he signed on to the...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 3:19 PM
A judge in Harford County Thursday threw out a lawsuit against the county sheriff brought by a state legislator who claimed the sheriff has failed to prevent the withholding of personal property and license tags by local towing services.
| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Officer David Reeping was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in federal prison for his role in a kickback scheme that ensnared more than 60 officers over two years, according to trial testimony, and led to 16 criminal convictions within the Baltimore...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 1:44 PM
A Clarksville man has been sentenced to 46 months in prison and three years of probation for conspiring to transport and distribute untaxed alcohol.
Amrik Singh Melhi, 52, pleaded guilty Dec. 20 at the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt to one count of...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:02 PM
The last of 17 Baltimore police officers charged in a kickback scheme pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy and extortion in federal court, bringing the prosecution phase of the case to a close.
Over a five-month period, Jaime Luis Lugo Rivera, 36,...