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:

  • CDS (drug) possession
  • Paraphernalia possession
  • Prostitution
  • Trespassing
  • 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.

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.

Serious traffic offenses, burglary, theft and drug sales remain prosecutable offenses, the Baltimore City SOA said.

Comments (6)
  1. v says:

    Apparently they do not grasp that people who use and sell drugs at the street level are ultimately the ones who fund the gangs and cartels what are responsible for most of the murders in the city. People who buy a bag of weed ARE the problem- nobody bought street drugs and where would the drug dealers and gangs be? Out of business.

    The drug dealers & users, hos, drunks and so on do NOT make the city better of safer.

    If the police bother to arrest people, prosecute them or change the laws to make everything that drags the city down legal- just give decent people a warning so they can move or assemble militias to keep the riff raff out

  2. Bill Smiths says:

    This woman is truly incompetent. I would like to see them track the people who she letting of the hook because you know they are going to commit more serous crimes. Why the people of Baltimore are not screaming to have this boffin-sh heifer removed from office is crazy, the only thing she done for the city is raise the murder rate. But, because she black she get’s a pass.

  3. Dubbr says:

    She is no worse than the judges that let them off when they do get convicted and the parole boards that let dangerous people out of jail early. look at the records of dangerous felons, they get nolle pros and judges STET them all the time. It’s all a slap in the face to cops who work hard to arrests these people.

  4. King Julian says:

    i think i will visit and sh_t on the street while drinking my beer and smoking my joint.what a friendly town

  5. Matt says:

    …and the worst city in America finds a way to dig a little deeper. Why does anyone choose to live there anymore?

  6. stemarhan says:

    Mosby is an absolute joke. How can such an incompetent person be in a position of authority.

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