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Baltimore Sun- Adrienne Breidenstine, vice president of policy and communications at Behavioral Health System Baltimore, said the state “should be doing more of what we already know works,” adding that agencies should be aggressive distributing naloxone, the lifesaving opioid antidote, into the hands of known substance users. She also criticized the General Assembly for not passing legislation that would have allowed for Overdose Prevention Sites, also known as safe injection sites where people can use their already obtained drugs inside a safe environment that provides clean needles and immediate medical treatment alongside referrals to available treatment options. Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby also has voiced her support for the idea. “We know from looking at other countries that this works and this is an access point to care,” Mosby said. Read More

Baltimore Sun- She also pointed to her desire to decrease the number of interactions Baltimore residents have with the police department, pointing to how initially minor infractions in police stops, like those involving Eric Garner and George Floyd, led to fatal results for Black people. “My hope is that Baltimore will be a model for how police and prosecutors truly redefine the issue of public safety here in America,” she said. Read More

Fox Baltimore - A Baltimore man has been charged with fatally stabbing his boyfriend in northwest Baltimore, according to a press release from the City State's Attorney's Office. Read More 

Baltimore Sun- Two Baltimore men were indicted Tuesday on separate murder and weapons charges from last year, the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office announced. Read More

WJZ- “Fortunately, the victims in this case were able to survive this alleged hit and run collision with recoverable injuries despite the potential for a far worst scenario,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. ”My office will continue to do our part to hold reckless drivers accountable when their harmful actions put innocent lives in jeopardy.” Read More 

Baltimore Sun- Davis, 26, was indicted Monday in Baltimore Circuit Court. The charges stem from a crash that occurred in the early morning hours of Nov. 5, after Davis had been snapped celebrating his birthday at a downtown club and just days after the undefeated boxer’s latest win in the ring. Read More 

WBAL TV 11 News- City police told 11 News that because the shooting happened in their jurisdiction, they will help conduct the investigation and work with Baltimore County police. Once complete, city investigators will turn over their findings to county police and Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, whose office will review the evidence and determine whether the shooting was justified. Read More 

WBAL- Maryland state lawmakers are considering legislation to prohibit charging a child younger than 13 with a crime. Read More

Baltimore Sun- A Baltimore man convicted of killing a 16-year-old girl forged the document that helped win his freedom, a federal judge ruled while tossing out his wrongful arrest lawsuit and ordering him to pay potentially six-figures in attorneys fees to the city. Read More

Baltimore Sun- Michael Collins, the policy director for Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s office, said he could not discuss the case against Wirtz but said the office had been in contact with trans advocates after Wirtz’s death. “This death has sparked a conversation about trans people in the criminal justice system,” he said. Members of the state’s attorney’s office plan to meet with trans groups to discuss concerns raised by Wirtz’s death, he said. Read More