The Guardian Angels, which works with families and authorities to find missing people, stood on the sidewalk in East Baltimore Sunday in red T-shirts and berets holding signs with Stacie Burnite's picture in the fifth annual, international "Honk 4 the Missing" event.
Former state Del. Jill P. Carter has taken over Baltimore's Office of Civil Rights at a pivotal moment. With city police now under a federal consent decree mandating reform and amid widespread attention on Baltimore's long-festering problems, she sees an opportunity to finally bring about the change her father fought so hard for.
Maryland's second-highest court on Wednesday ordered a third trial and reinstated charges against a Northwest Baltimore man who had been acquitted by a judge in the killing of North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes.
City prosecutors dropped the remaining charge against the former lead detective in the Phylicia Barnes murder case, who accused of assaulting people after forcing his way into a home in a search for his missing daughter.
Defense attorneys for Michael Maurice Johnson, who was acquitted last month of killing North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes in 2010, have filed a motion to dismiss the new indictment filed against him, citing double jeopardy.
Internet history on the phone of the man accused of killing Phylicia Barnes showed web searches for forensic procedures and for books on high-profile killings such as the Casey Anthony and JonBenet Ramsey cases, a detective told jurors Thursday.
The retrial of the man accused of killing North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes four years ago opened Friday, with prosecutors indicating they will not call a controversial witness whose involvement in the last case led a judge to throw out the jury's guilty verdict.
The lead detective in the Phylicia Barnes murder case was acquitted by a city jury of burglary and assault charges stemming from a separate search for his own daughter. The jury hung on another assault charge.
Prosecutors said Friday they intend to explore the tempestuous relationship between the lead detective in the Phylicia Barnes case and his daughter when his trial on assault and burglary charges begins next week.
The gag order issued in the recent malpractice trial against cardiologist Mark Midei didn't set up a scenario where journalists had no way to verify their understanding of the complicated proceedings with the participants.
A Baltimore police officer accepted cash payments and provided protection for a man she believed to be a drug dealer — a man who was actually working with department investigators and FBI agents to build a criminal case against her, authorities alleged Friday.
A retrial of the man accused of killing Phylicia Barnes has been put off until October, as defense attorneys and prosecutors asked Tuesday for more time to prepare in the case of the teen who went missing while visiting family in Baltimore.
Naval Petty Officer Alonzo M. Gladden Jr. had been back home for only four hours last October when an unknown person opened fire on him — killing him shortly after he dropped off his grandmother in South Baltimore.