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With another charge dropped, a frequent Baltimore defendant evades guilt again

With another charge dropped, a frequent Baltimore defendant evades guilt again

Tuesday morning in the city of Baltimore, in the grand courthouse with the marble walls and murals of great moments in Maryland history, the state did what it has done numerous times before in the matter of frequent defendant David Warren — it dropped the charges against him.

Police officers arrested him last summer with a loaded gun in a man purse, and it’s a felony to be a felon with a gun. But, once again, the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s office entered a “nolle prosequi,” meaning it had abandoned the case.

Why? Because, this time, Warren awaits trial in Baltimore County on an attempted-murder charge, and apparently the state believes prosecutors in that jurisdiction have a...

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