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Baltimore Sun- In an open letter to the governor, Mosby noted that Manzie Smith was “fresh off parole and not given adequate state supervision” when he allegedly attacked Evelyn Player in the church. His state-run supervision ended one month before the murder, according to state officials. Read More

Baltimore Sun- Detective Donny Moses, a police spokesman, couldn’t say how the gun was stored, nor could he specify what charges the father faces. Read More

Baltimore Sun- “As a mother, I extend my sincere condolences and prayers to Officer Holley’s four children, friends, colleagues and family. ... Violence is always unacceptable, especially when the target is those who are committed to protecting this city,” Mosby said in a statement. Read More

DOJ- The trial evidence proved that Ravenell received drug proceeds from clients and associates who engaged in drug trafficking. Evidence was presented that Ravenell also used bank accounts of the law firm where he practiced to launder more than a million dollars and used the law firm’s bank accounts to receive drug payments and make payments to attorneys retained to represent other members of the conspiracy and make various investments on behalf of a drug trafficker client concealing and misrepresenting the source of the funds and promoting the client’s unlawful activity. According to trial evidence, Ravenell also received substantial cash payments derived from drug sales as compensation for laundering money. Read More 

Baltimore Fishbowl- Structural Racism and Cannabis: Black Baltimoreans still disproportionately arrested for weed after decriminalization. Ethan McLeod, Andy Friedman and Brandon Soderberg’s deep-dive, data-driven story that showed that Black Baltimoreans were disproportionally being arrested for cannabis despite decriminalization remains one of the most important stories ever published on Baltimore Fishbowl. One month after we published the story, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced her office would stop prosecuting people for possession of marijuana. Read More

Maryland Reporter- Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby shot back at Larry Hogan on Tuesday with an open letter accusing the Maryland governor of “incessant dog-whistling attacks about Baltimore crime” and rebutting his criticisms that she’s lenient on violent criminals in the city. Read More 

 

WJZ- As word spread Thursday that Baltimore officer Keona Holley was taken off life support, so too did reactions from the community and its leadership, who offered condolences to the officer’s family, friends and colleagues. Read More 

WBAL- PETTY OFFENSES: Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby changed how her office handles certain crimes. She said prostitution, public urination and other minor crimes will be handled as public health issues and turned over to community partners to help find solutions. Read More

WMAR- "We fought for justice on behalf of Jacquelyn Smith and we achieved it," said City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby. Read More

WJZ- Jurors found Keith Tyrone Smith guilty of first-degree murder and deadly weapon with intent to injure in the 2018 stabbing death of his wife, Jacquelyn Smith, following a week-long trial. Read More