A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling firearms and drafting a hit list of prominent Democrats and journalists can be released from custody and supervised by relatives in Virginia while awaiting trial, a federal magistrate judge said Tuesday.
A Baltimore City Circuit Court jury found officer Carlos Rivera-Martinez guilty of hitting Melvin Townes, then 16, repeatedly in the face and head with his Taser after chasing him on North Gay Street about 2 a.m. on July 5, 2016.
State prosecutors on Monday morning dropped a handful of misdemeanor charges and rested their case in the felony murder trial of the teenager accused of killing Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio last year.
Christopher Hasson, a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists looked at other targets: two Supreme Court justices and two executives of social media companies, according to federal prosecutors.
Phillip West walked into a Baltimore courtroom Friday seeking permission to leave home for doctors’ appointments while he awaits trial for murder. Instead, West saw his bail revoked, found himself arrested and escorted off to jail.
The final two teens who were charged with hate crimes in the Glenelg High School graffiti incident that included racial epithets and swastikas being scrawled on the school’s grounds were sentenced Thursday to weekends in the Howard County Detention Center.
In the waning days of the Maryland General Assembly session, lawmakers are considering creating a new state office to mediate thousands of lawsuits from workers who have been sickened by asbestos exposure. There are more than 30,000 asbestos cases pending in Baltimore Circuit Court.
Testimony had concluded. The alternate jurors had been dismissed. All that remained was for 12 people to decide the verdict of a Virginia couple accused of murder in South Baltimore — except one juror was missing.
The producers of "The Case Against Adnan Syed," an HBO series examining the murder case, drew a rebuke last week from the administrative judge of Baltimore Circuit Court for airing footage of court proceedings.
Ali Jackson, 25, of Baltimore pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to committing a violent act in aid of racketeering. He is part of the Southside Brims gang, a subset of the Bloods and with fellow members assaulted a Crips gang member in March 2018.
Corruption in the Baltimore Police Department today may hog the headlines. But back in the 1970s it was suburban public corruption, primarily in Baltimore County, that spurred the creation of the Office of the Maryland State Prosecutor.