Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

For Immediate 5/28/2015

Assistant State’s Attorney Amy Brown is crediting Community Liaison, Isaac Schleifer, with helping her gain crucial evidence to file felony charges against two people accused of robbing a woman as she walked with her children in the 3700 block of Clarinth Road.

“Isaac’s connection with the community really helped me pull this case together,” said Brown.

The victim was knocked to the ground by the robber as her two children sat helplessly in their stroller. An accomplice acted as a look out. Once the attack was over the victim called the Shomrim of Baltimore who advised the woman to call police.

Schleifer is closely tied to the organization which responds to security-related problems within the Upper Park Heights, Greenspring and Pikesville areas of Northwest Baltimore. This connection would help Brown in identifying her suspects.

“We had very little information to go on when this crime initially took place,” said Brown. “Isaac reached out to me after the incident, asking if he could assist in anyway. It is through that conversation I learned one of the members of the Shomrim of Baltimore took pictures of the suspects in the neighborhood. These pictures were a crucial piece of evidence that put this case together.”

The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office currently has 4 community liaisions, and is looking to hire 5 more.

“The story of Isaac and Amy highlight why it is so crucial for me to have liaisons in our community, working on behalf of my office and the residents,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “My liaisons serve as a connection between the criminal justice system and the community. I am grateful for Isaac’s dedication to keeping communities safe, and Amy’s commitment to seeking justice for this mother.”

One of the defendants plead guilty to the crime. The accomplice plead guilty to another burglary that is unrelated.