A former Baltimore Police detective incarcerated for his work with the corrupt Gun Trace Task Force has claimed in a letter to state officials that there is evidence on an iPhone, confiscated from him by federal authorities, that his past police work was legitimate and not part of the corrupt scheme to rob residents and steal from the city for which he was convicted.
A segregated West Baltimore school where the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall received his early education is set to receive a $6 million makeover, turning it into a legal resource center and museum space.
Attorneys for the family of a deceased Baltimore man who was incarcerated on murder charges for 17 years before being exonerated in 2016 will soon begin collecting evidence in a civil lawsuit alleging a prolonged and widespread “pattern” of misconduct by Baltimore Police homicide detectives, after a federal judge gave them the green light to do so.
Baltimore police officers received mixed reviews for their handling of citizens’ First Amendment rights in an inaugural assessment of such interactions under the city’s consent decree with the Justice Department.
A squabble over the recording of Baltimore police officers during training sessions — and whether it improves outcomes or stifles honest learning — played out this week between Commissioner Michael Harrison and the union that represents rank-and-file officers, further exposing their frayed relationship at a time of great violence in the city.
Federal prosecutors laid out an array of new details from their investigation into former Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh in documents filed Thursday as they argued she should receive nearly five years in prison for conspiracy and tax evasion.
Members of the Baltimore City Council sent a letter to Police Commissioner Michael Harrison on Monday asking to what degree the department has been contacted by the Internal Revenue Service about the tax withholdings of its employees, and how it has handled such communications in recent years.
Maryland elections officials will no longer require the state’s largest jurisdictions to use a wireless network to transmit voter information to the state during its upcoming primary and general elections, after the network caused a significant slowdown during voting in the special 7th Congressional District primary, they said Friday.
A network designed to transmit Maryland voter data to state officials in real time during elections had to be shut down during the 7th Congressional District primary after officials determined it was causing delays at polling sites.
Democratic lawmakers in Annapolis have filed three bills aimed at strengthening the state’s public records law, which is used by journalists, attorneys and other members of the public to get state and local government documents.
Dozens of additional businesses in Baltimore have contacted city officials to report issues with their water bills — or lack thereof — since revelations last fall that wealthy waterfront condominium owners at the Ritz Carlton Residences hadn’t paid for their water service in over a decade, Baltimore officials said.
A prominent trauma surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital who survived being shot as a teen, operates on gunshot victims in Baltimore and advocates for gun violence prevention on the national level says he recently had a “death threat" placed on the windshield of his car.
Since the start of his congressional campaign, Kweisi Mfume has met questions about his record with women in part by citing an old endorsement from the National Organization for Women. The group does not approve.
Democratic Party officials in Baltimore County on Saturday chose longtime county activist Sheila Ruth to serve out the remainder of Catonsville attorney Charles Sydnor’s term in the House of Delegates, following Sydnor’s special appointment to the state Senate last month.
State medical officials in Maryland say a patient who had recently traveled to China and was showing flu-like symptoms was taken off a Southwest Airlines flight at BWI Airport outside Baltimore on Saturday afternoon, but did not meet federal criteria for coronavirus testing and has since been released after further medical evaluation.
Video of Thiru Vignarajah interacting with police during a late night traffic stop sparked a debate over whether the mayoral candidate was given special treatment when a police sergeant agreed to turn off his body-worn camera at Vignarajah’s request.
Long-delayed grants from Baltimore’s Youth Fund could begin rolling out to community organizations early next month, according to Associated Black Charities, a nonprofit organization paid to administer the public fund.
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, who is awaiting sentencing on federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges, still has nearly $1 million in her campaign account, according to the latest finance report.
A Baltimore judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit brought by five area tenants claiming an apartment company owned by White House adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner had engaged in unlawful rental practices, including by charging improper fees and threatening evictions to force payment.
Cheryl Glenn, the Baltimore Democrat who abruptly resigned her long-held seat in the Maryland House of Delegates last week, has been charged with federal bribery and wire fraud, prosecutors said Monday.
J.P. Grant, who was painted in an unflattering light by federal prosecutors in the “Healthy Holly” case against former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, has in recent weeks become a focus of the sprawling scandal.
Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard on Wednesday announced a criminal charge of perjury against former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, alleging she broke the law by failing to disclose her “Healthy Holly” children’s book business on financial disclosure forms during her time as a state senator.
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby says an idea from Gov. Larry Hogan to increase funding for more city-focused prosecutors in the office of the Maryland attorney general is “problematic” and should be removed from the governor’s proposed budget.
A veteran Baltimore Police sergeant criminally charged with forcibly arresting a bystander without justification in May has now been indicted on 32 counts of false imprisonment, assault and misconduct in office, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday.
Chief Baltimore Circuit Judge Wanda Heard was seeking medical attention Wednesday morning after a defendant threw a water pitcher at her as she presided over a sentencing hearing in a downtown courtroom, court officials confirmed.
A 36-year-old Baltimore who allegedly struck Chief Baltimore Circuit Judge Wanda Heard in the head with a metal water pitcher in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday has been charged with assault in the incident.
A political donor who has drawn heat for his role in the “Healthy Holly” book scandal that took down former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is still making money from the city, despite concerns about his contracts from some officials in light of allegations by federal prosecutors that he made inappropriate contributions to Pugh.
The indictments of 25 Maryland jail guards have been met, by state leaders and advocates, with approval of the uprooting of the alleged corruption, outrage over its existence in the first place -- and questions about how to prevent it going forward.
Attorneys for an apartment management company owned by Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner say recent charges by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh that it used “unfair or deceptive” rental practices at properties across the Baltimore region represent a legal overreach and “political attack.”
City Council President Brandon Scott on Wednesday asked Baltimore’s inspector general to review the last five years of city contracts with Columbia financier and “Healthy Holly” book purchaser J.P. Grant.
Maryland lawmakers say they’re concerned and closely monitoring the University of Maryland Medical System’s behavior after the state’s top legislative auditor said the hospital network was “hindering” his work.
A sealed supplement to former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's plea deal could indicate she is working with federal prosecutors. Or not. And the ambiguity is by design — the result, in part, of the city’s pervasive “stop snitching” culture.
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and tax evasion in federal court Thursday, publicly acknowledging wrongdoing related to her “Healthy Holly” book deals for the first time since The Baltimore Sun first began exposing them in March.
According to federal prosecutors, the massive book sales of former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh were really a racket — built on a ruse that saw Pugh increase her profits time and again by intentionally double-selling the books by the thousands, first to one paying customer and then to another.
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has been indicted on 11 criminal counts related to the sales of her children’s books. Longtime aide Gary Brown Jr. and associate Roslyn Wedington have pleaded guilty to another 10 charges combined.
State auditors tasked by lawmakers with investigating the University of Maryland Medical System after a self-dealing scandal involving its board of directors have complained UMMS “delayed and hindered” their work, requiring an extension of their deadline to produce a report.
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby cited a flawed American criminal justice system as the single largest civil rights issue facing black residents in Maryland, saying her office has taken strides toward reducing disparities, but still has more to do.
Federal prosecutors in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia on Friday said a new Justice Department initiative to stem gun violence by better targeting individuals who trade illegally in firearms will pay dividends in the local region, empowering them to find and punish those subverting existing federal laws.