Crime

Cohen pulls back curtain on Trump, accuses him of crimes in Oval Office

WASHINGTON – Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, made several damning allegations during his highly-anticipated public hearing Wednesday before the House Oversight and Reform Committee. “I am ashamed of my weakness and misplaced loyalty — of the things…

Coast Guard lieutenant charged with targeting lawmakers, media, held without bail

A federal judge Thursday ordered a Maryland Coast Guard lieutenant held without bail as prosecutors gather more evidence of what they said was a terrorist plot to murder prominent Democratic politicians and media figures.

Md. bill seeks to prohibit using DNA databases to solve crime

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — After police used a new technique to arrest a man suspected of being the Golden State Killer, a Maryland legislator proposed a law that would prohibit use of a familial DNA database for the purpose of crime-solving.…

Bill to “ban the box” would end federal employer requests for criminal histories

WASHINGTON — Former felons could have more success securing employment under bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday that would bar federal employers from asking requests for applicants’ criminal histories before conditional job offers. Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Baltimore, and Doug Collins, R-Georgia, joined…

Legislation would update Justice Reinvestment Act

After a comprehensive law overhauled the state’s criminal justice system, Maryland has seen a decline in the state’s prison and jail populations and more streamlined treatment for addicts who are charged with crimes, but advocates want to add to the law to keep inmates from returning behind bars.

Maryland’s ‘red flag’ law prompts more than 300 court orders

In the three months since its implementation, Maryland’s “red flag” gun safety law has prompted more than 300 protective orders across the state, law enforcement officials told state lawmakers Tuesday.

Anne Arundel police drug investigation leads to arrests

An eight-month investigation into a drug trafficking organization led to 21 arrests and seizure of more than $800,000 worth of products, Anne Arundel County Police announced at a press conference Tuesday.

Attack on Harford County warehouse leaves four dead, including suspect

ABERDEEN, Maryland— Four people are dead, including the suspect, in a mass shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center Thursday morning in Aberdeen. Three others were injured. Police say the gun used in the attack, a 9-mm Glock handgun, was registered to the suspect. Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler told reporters no shots were fired by law enforcement. It’s the third mass shooting in as many years in Harford County.

Baltimore neighborhood recovery continues three years after the death of Freddie Gray

Dwayne Weaver has owned Keystone pharmacy in West Baltimore for 32 years. He says the aftermath of the destruction that followed the death of Freddie Gray three years ago left his store 95 percent empty. While Weaver and his pharmacy are back in business again serving the community, he says he’s not sure whether the city is safer, despite crime being reported down 33 percent from this time last year.

Buildings demolished to help Baltimore fight crime, rebuild neighborhoods

They’re boarded up and crumbling down. Blocks of abandoned houses in Baltimore are being demolished as part of city and state’s joint Project C.O.R.E.–Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise. Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh says the buildings being targeted often contribute to the sale and use of drugs and other criminal gang activity. She says that bringing those structures down and rebuilding those neighborhoods and communities will help to push the city forward.