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WJZ- Smith is accused of killing Player inside her East Baltimore Church last month. But his attorney tells WJZ this case is much more complicated than it appears. Warren Brown, Smith’s attorney, tells WJZ he’ll file a plea of Not Criminally Responsible, Maryland’s equivalent to an insanity defense, due to his client’s alleged mental health issues. Read More

NY Times- District attorneys around the country are investigating officers in cases their predecessors had handled, raising the ire of police unions that say it undermines public safety. Read More

Baltimore Sun - State authorities have filed 88 criminal charges against former Baltimore homicide prosecutor Adam Chaudry, alleging he subpoenaed phone records to stalk and harass the women he dated over nearly two years. Read More

WJZ- “The hypocrisy of campaigning to refund the police while defunding prosecutors is not lost on the citizens of Baltimore City. He’s attacking me again, disrespecting me again,” Mosby told reporters. Read More

WJZ- Police have not yet released the details of the arrest. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison is set to provide details in an announcement Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Read More

The Crime Report- Recently, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney took a giant leap forward to strengthen trust in the legal system and trust in police. Read More

WJZ- At a press conference Tuesday, Mosby called Hogan’s remarks a “political stunt” and likened the governor to former President Donald Trump, who she said used the city as a bunching bag. In addition to Mosby, Hogan has attacked every Baltimore City mayor and police commissioner since taking office, she said, suggesting Tuesday’s remarks were designed to help Hogan seek higher office. Read More

Baltimore Sun- FBC provides services to children as well. Over the 30 plus years since the founding of FBC, the program has served over 16,000 families with over 10,000 counseling sessions among other forms of assistance. To her credit, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has doubled staffing for FBC. Read More

Baltimore Sun- Claiming that Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s handling of criminal prosecutions is contributing to violent crime in the city, Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday ordered a review of funding for the office and demanded Mosby produce detailed statistics on how often her office dismisses cases or strikes deals with defendants. Read More

WBAL- The new data shows the U.S. homicide rate increased from about six homicides per 100,000 people in 2019 to 7.8 per 100,000 in 2020, according to NCHS. Researchers at the center noted that the 2020 homicide rate of 7.8 is the highest recorded in the United States since 1995 but is still significantly lower than the rates in the early 1980s, which topped 10 homicides per 100,000 people. Read More