Justice Department policy since 2015 has been to not just prosecute corporations for misdeeds but also officials, employees and boards members. UMMS' chief compliance officer gave board members a presentation on this just before The Sun revealed members had contracts with UMMS hospital
March 2, 1996, my identical twin, Jody, was shot in the back in Baltimore County; 23 years later, we have no answers and no records. I was told several years ago that her files were in a closet. I filed a request to obtain them, and all of a sudden I’m told her case is an open investigation.
William Holl is running for one of three open seats on the New Windsor Town Council against Michael Scott Barclay, Terry Green, Thomas Frank Gubernatis Jr., Michael Zepp, and incumbents David Hoffman and Kimberlee Schultz.
Ahead of this spring’s municipal elections, the Carroll County Times has asked candidates to provide information on themselves and their priorities. Here are the responses from Taneytown City Councilman Donald C. Frazier.
Though the University of Maryland Medical System's board members are appointed by the governor and the institution receives millions of dollars in taxpayer funds each year, state law allows the health system to largely operate in secrecy, its board meetings and documents kept private.
The Baltimore members of the Maryland House of Delegates have voted in favor of a bill that would permit Johns Hopkins University to have an armed police force. The delegation voted after U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings told the panel he was "begging" them to do something about city violence.
A majority of Baltimore's state senators have voted to endorse legislation to create an armed Johns Hopkins police force — clearing a major hurdle to the bill’s passage. By a vote of 3-2, delegation backed legislation authorizing the force. The amended bill would impose limits on patrol areas.
Key Baltimore senators have voted to endorse a series of legislative amendments designed to win the Maryland General Assembly’s approval for an armed police force at Johns Hopkins University's campuses in the city.
A day after 12 people were shot in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels told lawmakers in Annapolis that the city’s “unrelenting” violence shows the need for his institution to create its own police force. Opponents argue armed officers would do more harm than good.
Advocates for police accountability and transparency in Baltimore and across the state urged legislators in Annapolis on Tuesday to pass a bill giving police administrators the discretion to release disciplinary and internal affairs records when they deem it appropriate.
Michael Harrison will start work as Baltimore's police commissioner with a much more generous contract than the past three leaders of the police department, guaranteeing him a far higher salary, raises and other perks. But the deal also makes it easier a mayor to fire Harrison.
The Baltimore Police Department had a widespread practice of wrongly expunging internal affairs files of officers accused of misconduct, the public defender’s office alleges, and it’s calling for an investigation into the department’s practices.
Baltimore City Council members have reviewed part of a background check report into police commissioner nominee Joel Fitzgerald, but two of those who have seen it described the document as "heavily redacted." Councilman Ryan Dorsey says his review of the report was unsatisfactory.
Lime, which has operated a fleet of its dockless rental scooters under a six-month pilot agreement with the city Department of Transportation since August, will drop electric-assisted dockless bicycles on streets this weekend.
As the Baltimore Bike Share system languished again this summer, the program’s vendor billed the city more than half a million dollars for operational costs “highly beyond the initial level” and asked the city to bundle bicycle theft reports to exceed the company's $10,000 insurance deductible.
In the course of two years, the Baltimore Health Department wasted $170,000 it raised by fining landlords for lead paint violations and charging attorneys to access records for lead lawsuits, an investigation by the city’s inspector general found.
The Maryland Democratic Party is criticizing Baltimore County executive candidate Al Redmer Jr., saying he has taken insurance-related campaign contributions. The Redmer campaign has dismissed the claim.
The Carroll County Industrial Development Authority has violated the Open Meetings Act in a number of ways over the past two years, according to an opinion written by the Maryland Open Meetings Compliance Board.
The board issued the opinion on July 17 this year, stating that the IDA closed...
Staff members in Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s office improperly passed around a city credit card and racked up thousands of dollars in questionable purchases, according to a report by the city auditor and records obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
The most recent actions of Lever, the RSCC and the school system choosing not to release the draft report flies in the face of the stated goal of transparency. What really is contrary to the public interest is not releasing the RSCC’s suggestions for the public to digest.
The Redistricting and School Closure Committee discussed and unanimously accepted its draft of recommendations in a public meeting Thursday but would not provide a copy of the draft to the public or the Times prior to the official presentation to the Board of Education set for Sept. 12.
The Maryland Transit Administration drivers’ union warned management of rail safety concerns about the Baltimore Metro Subway for more than two years before the agency shut down the system with less than 24 hours’ notice for emergency track repairs in January.
The murder of popular student Victorious Swift is among a growing number of Baltimore homicides being “closed by exception" after police determine the suspect is also dead. Police say the practice reflects a hard reality, that so-called "street justice" often outpaces their own investigations.
Baltimore County’s Interim Superintendent Verletta White on Wednesday released the ethics panel review of her outside consulting work after the state declined to approve her as the permanent superintendent.
Given the response to the Open Meetings Compliance Board's opinion that the Carroll County Board of Commissioners violated the Maryland Open Meetings Act, we have concerns the commissioners will continue to conduct future negotiations of county property behind closed doors.
After Commissioner Richard Rothschild announced he would not seek a third term, and a day before the ethics ordinance public hearing,VOCAL Carroll County released emails from 2012 that show concern over the commissioner's intentions in his pushback against the ethics ordinance.
Every child knows what to do in an emergency: They dial 911. But, when 911 fails, people die. Next Generation 911 is being implemented around the country and will address some of these shortcomings. It will change how we communicate and help those in crisis. We need to bring it to Maryland.
As Baltimore’s Bike Share system grappled with persistent problems last fall, the employee supervising the program for the Department of Transportation was emailing the bicycle contractor about a different matter: his plan to join the company.