The family of a Baltimore City police detective is pressing for a federal investigation, saying he’s the victim of vicious harassment and witness intimidation. They say it all started when he broke the “code of silence” in the department and testified against other officers later convicted for their roles in orchestrating the beating of a drug suspect.
It’s a poaching case that could bring prison time. That’s unusual but then the charges are substantial.
The mayor’s plans to fight crime is coming with some stiff opposition from residents dealing with an increased crime rate.
Getting contraband cell phones out of prisons. That’s the goal of a new pilot program launching next month in Maryland.
Prosecutors and police continue to be frustrated when good cases fall apart when witnesses refuse to testify because they have been threatened.