BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby ordered her staff Wednesday to drop all pending charges against people arrested for certain non-violent crimes.
Some of those crimes include drug possession, prostitution, trespassing, minor traffic offenses, urinating in public and other non-violent crimes.READ MORE: Gov. Hogan Honors Those Who Lost Their Lives To COVID-19; Marks March 5 As Day Of Remembrance
Mosby said the decision is to prevent the spread of coronavirus behind bars.
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Mosby sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan’s office Wednesday urging him to take emergency action to close courthouses throughout the state and to develop guidelines for the state’s prisons and jails.READ MORE: Adult Entertainment Resumes In Baltimore Friday Afternoon After City Agrees To Lift COVID Restriction
In the letter, Mosby said that “with so many lives on the line, there are steps the Governor’s office can take to mitigate the spread of the virus behind prison walls.”
So far, there are at least 85 positive coronavirus cases in Maryland.Baltimore County Public Schools To Allow Inner County Sporting Events Beginning Next Friday