Maryland

P. Kenneth Burns

Voters Organized for the Integrity of City Elections, VOICE, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court Thursday challenging the certification of Baltimore’s primary election results.

The citizens group is seeking a new primary election because of alleged irregularities that occurred primary day in April. Among other things, the group charges that election judges were hired without being trained.

P. Kenneth Burns

  In a classroom on the top floor of the Baltimore Police Academy in Park Heights, Sgt. Habib Kim is teaching a group of about two dozen officers the do’s, the don’ts and the here’s how it all works of police worn body cameras.

“When you’re writing the report before you close everything out – make sure you review the footage,” he tells the officers.  “In time between the actual arrest or the actual incident or back at the district – already – your memory starts getting a little faulty.”

John Lee / WYPR

    

The Baltimore County Council adopted Thursday a $2 billion budget for the next fiscal year that held the line on property taxes even though one revenue source declined.

P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

  Despite being two days removed from an acquittal of one of the six officers accused of causing Freddie Gray’s death, it was a regular day at Penn North.

Hardly anyone wanted to comment on the not guilty verdict in the trial of police Officer Edward Nero.

Clifford Moore, of South Baltimore, said there was really nothing to discuss.

“Freddie dead man; it’s no coming back from that,” he said.  “What we gonna do, memorialize him; immortalize him by continuously keeping it going on and on?”

Rachel Baye

Over the last two months, more than 7,000 unemployed Marylanders have lost their food stamp benefits, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, as a result of a 20-year-old rule linking the program to unemployment rates.

Nero Not Guilty

May 23, 2016
Baltimore Police

Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero was acquitted Monday by Circuit Judge Barry Williams of all charges against him in the Freddie Gray case. 

Nero was indicted on second degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct relating to last year’s death of Freddie Gray from a broken neck suffered while in police custody.

Williams took about twenty minutes to explain his reasoning.

Nero: Baltimore Police/Williams: Maryland Judiciary

Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams is to issue Monday his verdict in the trial of police Officer Edward Nero.

Nero has been charged with second degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office in last year’s death of Freddie Gray.

Court is to begin at 10:30 a.m.

P. Kenneth Burns

The Maryland Court of Appeals – the state’s highest court – released Friday its written opinion explaining why it ordered one police officer accused in last year’s death of Freddie Gray to testify against his five co-defendants.

P. Kenneth Burns

Prosecutors and defense attorneys presented their closing arguments Thursday before Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams.  And now Williams is examining the evidence and testimony presented at the trial of police Officer Edward Nero.

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