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: Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Sites To Open This Month In Hagerstown, Waldorf, Salisbury, Gov. Larry Hogan Says
- 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: Next Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Shipment Not Coming To Maryland Until March 18, Gov. Hogan Says
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: Police: Suspects Exit Car, Shoot 17-Year-Old Boy On Mount Royal Avenue
Serious traffic offenses, burglary, theft and drug sales remain prosecutable offenses, the Baltimore City SOA said.