BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Thursday her office has eliminated 586 open warrants, and dismissed the underlying cases.
The cases relate to offenses the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office is not currently prosecuting, and include:READ MORE: The Fight For Cruelty-Free Cosmetics: Maryland Will Be 5th State To Ban Testing Makeup On Animals
- CDS (drug) possession
- Paraphernalia possession
- Minor traffic offenses
- Open container
- Rogue and vagabond
- Urinating/defecating in public
Mosby announced in March that her office was not prosecuting those offenses due to the coronavirus pandemic.READ MORE: Four Rescued In Bay After Boat Capsizes
In a press release, however, the Baltimore City SOA said it had become aware that, “people were still being arrested due to open warrants for failing to appear in court on an offense that the office no longer intended to prosecute.”
The office said they’re currently working to dismiss all cases that were the subject of a citation, where an individual may have been instructed to appear in court on an offense that the SAO is not currently prosecuting.MORE NEWS: Driver Sought In Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash That Killed Lakisha Furnanders
Serious traffic offenses, burglary, theft and drug sales remain prosecutable offenses, the Baltimore City SOA said.