Bernard Parks

Bealefeld - the citizen - seeks change in state's attorney election

Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III isn't endorsing anyone in the city state's attorney's race.

Citizen Fred Bealefeld, however, has a clear preference.

Lawn signs for defense attorney Gregg Bernstein, who is challenging Patricia C. Jessamy in the Democratic primary, sprouted up on the lawn of Bealefeld's Southwest Baltimore home this week. Bealefeld declined an interview, but through a department spokesman issued a carefully worded statement saying police "are doing everything we can to reduce crime in our city."

"The State's Attorney's job is to prosecute the bad guys and make sure they go to jail. We are working hard to do our job and we...