Press Releases

The declination report reviews the actions of a citizen fatality on the 6300 block of York Road

Baltimore (July 20, 2020) - Today, the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office (BCSAO) released a declination report regarding an incident that took place at the 6300 block of York Road on October 30, 2019. The BCSAO review was conducted by the office’s Public Trust and Police Integrity Unit (PTPIU) and focused exclusively on determining whether criminal charges relating to the officer’s conduct were warranted. PTPIU’s review did not examine issues such as the officer’s compliance with internal policies and procedures, his training or tactics, or any issues related to civil liability; however, internal policies and procedures and training are factors that were considered in evaluating the officer’s conduct. This report should not be interpreted as expressing any opinions on non-criminal matters. As detailed below, when all available evidence is considered, the Involved Officer’s actions did not rise to the level of criminal conduct. The Baltimore City State’s Attorney, therefore, declines to pursue criminal charges in this matter. A brief synopsis of the incident is located below:

Baltimore (July 17, 2020) – Today, a Baltimore City Grand Jury returned a 2-count indictment against Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Officer Welton Simpson Jr., for offenses that occurred on January 17, 2020 in the City of Baltimore, including 1 count of false statement to law enforcement and 1 count of misconduct in office. Simpson faces up to 6 months in prison for his alleged behavior.

Summer Youth Series features celebrity guests, giveaways, virtual dance parties and more

Pre-registration is required; Space is limited

Since 2017, the Baltimore City SAO has hosted weekly events in the summer for Baltimore's youth

"First and foremost, I send my heartfelt condolences to Mr. Floyd's family who had to watch as their loved one was murdered on camera.

Below is a statement from Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, following Governor Hogan’s announcement that he would release 1000 individuals from correctional facilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in prisons and jails:

Document Details Steps the Governor Must Take to Avoid Outbreak in Maryland 

Experts: COVID-19 Outbreak in Prison Would Have Dire Consequences Behind and Beyond Prison Walls 

Baltimore (March 23, 2020) -Today, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney, prominent public health officials, and criminal justice reform groups sent Governor Larry Hogan a detailed set of proposals to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 behind prison walls. The letter is signed by Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, the ACLU, several leading public health and infectious disease experts from Johns Hopkins University, and more. 

Maryland Legislature approves crucial witness intimidation legislation to address critical problem in Baltimore City

Annapolis (March 20, 2020) -This legislative session, the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office (SAO) made strides in securing the passage of legislation that will have a profound impact on Baltimore's criminal justice system. From witness intimidation to expungement, these laws will enable us to begin the work necessary to create a fairer and more equitable criminal justice system to improve public safety for all of Baltimore.

New Decarceral guidelines announced in light of COVID-19 spread

Baltimore (March 18, 2020) - Today, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby sent a letter to Governor Larry Hogan urging him to take Emergency action to close Courthouses throughout the State, and to develop decarceral guidelines for the state’s prisons and jails. In the letter, SA Mosby offers her full support for the Governor and states that “with so many lives on the line, there are steps the Governor’s office can take to mitigate the spread of the virus behind prison walls.”

Guilty party shot victim Cameron Anderson in the head

Baltimore (March 10, 2020) - Today a Baltimore City jury convicted Dayon Cooper, 18, of first-degree murder, using a handgun in a crime of violence, reckless endangerment, and wear/carry/transport of a handgun. Cooper shot and killed victim Cameron Anderson on the 5400 block of Cedonia Avenue. He faces a maximum sentence of life plus 28 years at his sentencing hearing scheduled for June 8, 2020.

Sleet was convicted of eight charges in December 2019

Central Baltimore (March 10, 2020) - Today, Deandre Sleet was sentenced to life plus 25 years with the first 10 years to be served without the possibility of parole. Sleet was found guilty in December 2019 for the felony murder of Timothy Moriconi and related charges including using a handgun in a crime of violence, felon in possession of a handgun, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and wear/carry/transport of a handgun.