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Man, 40, Charged With Attempted Murder In East Baltimore Shooting

The Baltimore Police Department has arrested and charged a man wanted for a non-fatal shooting in East Baltimore.

07/09/2014

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Cadet Accused Of Taking Drugs & Money From Evidence Posts Bail As Thousands Of Cases Are Audited

An audit of thousands of pieces of police evidence is underway and a cadet accused of stealing drugs and cash is now free after posting bail.

06/26/2014

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O’Malley Creates Panel On Pretrial Reform

As Maryland faces a court-ordered deadline to begin providing defendants in criminal cases with a lawyer at every bail hearing, Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday ordered that a panel study pretrial reform.

05/27/2014

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Md. Courts To Recruit Lawyers For Bail Hearings

Maryland’s district courts are hoping to find attorneys willing to represent poor defendants at bail review hearings.

05/22/2014

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Md. Bail Assessment Tool Differs From Other States

The governor has said he may invite counties to rework their bail systems and try out a data-based risk assessment tool.

04/16/2014

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O’Malley To Keep Working To Overhaul Bail System

Gov. Martin O’Malley says he plans to work on overhauling Maryland’s bail hearing system, after a bill that would have done so stalled in the Legislature.

04/07/2014

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Committee Budgets $10 Million For Bail Attorneys

The committee fine-tuning Maryland’s budget has allocated $10 million to have attorneys staff initial bail hearings during the next fiscal year.

04/04/2014

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Senate Approves Bail Attorneys Bill

The Maryland Senate has approved a bill that would make courts rely on a data formula in determining whether or not to jail people after arrest.

03/31/2014

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Senate Advances ‘Moneyball’ Bail System Bill

The Maryland Senate is now just a vote away from approving a plan to rework the bail system and depend more on data, in what the bill’s sponsor calls a “moneyball” approach.

03/28/2014

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Senator Suggests Overturning Bail Attorney Mandate

Sen. Bobby Zirkin wants to amend Maryland’s constitution so the state will no longer have to provide a defense attorney at every indigent defendant’s bail hearing.

03/26/2014

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Lawmakers Seeking Stop-Gap Answer To Bail Problem

Lawmakers are looking for a stop-gap measure to fix problems with Maryland’s bail system, starting this spring. Sen. Joseph Getty, R-Carroll, said they’re hung up on disagreements about how dramatic these short-term changes should be.

03/21/2014

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Miller: Only Baltimore Needs Bail System Overhaul

The Senate president says Baltimore City should find its own solution to the requirement of staffing bail hearings with defense lawyers. He says the problem doesn’t concern the rest of Maryland.

03/18/2014

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