Press Releases

CCTV Cameras in the McCulloh Homes Courtyard Capture Shooting

Central Baltimore (August 15, 2019) - Dominique Grant, 27, was sentenced to 60 years in prison, suspending all but 45 years for his role in an armed robbery that occurred in February of 2018. Initially, the case resulted in a mistrial, but the verdict was overturned in May, and Grant was convicted of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, attempted armed robbery using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and using a firearm in a crime of violence while being a prohibited person due to prior convictions.

Assistant State’s Attorney Alex Rothstein prosecuted this case.

Officer spews derogatory insults and orders man to the ground at gunpoint

Baltimore (August 15, 2019) - Michael Gentil — an officer of 24 years at the Baltimore City Police Department was convicted this week of first-degree assault and using a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence after pulling his gun on a pedestrian during an off-duty road-rage incident in January of this year. Gentil’s sentencing is scheduled for September 16, 2019. His first offense carries a sentence of up to 25 years, and his second offense carries a sentence of a minimum of 5 years with a maximum of 20 years.

Assistant State’s Attorney Steve Trostle from the Public Trust, Police Integrity Unit (PIU) prosecuted this case.

Shooting Victim’s Blood Found on Murder Weapon 

Southwest Baltimore (August 15, 2019) -Michael Campbell, 34,  has been sentenced to life with all but 75 years suspended for murdering a man inside a carryout on Edmonson Avenue in October of 2017. In March, Campbell was convicted of first-degree murder of Phillip Johnson, using a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence and several other gun-related convictions.

Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Michael Dunty prosecuted this case.

Single Drop of Blood and other DNA Evidence Linked Defendant to the Shooting

West Baltimore (August 14, 2019) – Yesterday morning, Samuel Cooper was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus 35 years in prison for the murder of Louis Cody Dorsey Young. He must serve the first ten years of his sentence without the possibility of parole. In March of this year, Cooper was convicted of first-degree murder, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, and conspiracy to commit murder among other charges.  

Assistant State’s Attorney Bethany Durand prosecuted the case.

Central Baltimore (August 9, 2019) - Baltimore City Police Officer Carlos Rivera-Martinez was sentenced today to 6 months in prison, and two years in prison, fully suspended, with two years of supervised probation.  During his probation, Mr. Rivera Martinez must complete anger management counseling, as well as 500 hours of community service. In April 2019, Rivera-Martinez was convicted of second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Assistant State’s Attorney Alex Rodriguez of the Public Trust, Police Integrity Unit (PIU) prosecuted the case.

Officer Previously Convicted of Second-Degree Assault and Misconduct in Office

West Baltimore, Maryland (August 9, 2019) – Today, former Baltimore Police Officer, Arthur Williams was sentenced to 9 months in prison for misconduct in office, and five years fully suspended (minus time served of 2 days) for assault in the second-degree. He will be on two years of supervised probation, in which time he will be required to complete Anger Management counseling.

The case was prosecuted by Steven Trostle of the Public Trust, Police Integrity Unit (PIU).

Baltimore, Maryland, (August 9, 2019) – Today, Former Baltimore City Police Officer, Aaron Heilman, was sentenced to one year in prison, fully suspended, with one year of probation and 50 hours of community service.  In April 2019, Heilman pled guilty to driving while under the influence of alcohol and misconduct in office.

Assistant State’s Attorney Brandon Jones of the Public Trust, Police Integrity Unit prosecuted this case.

Eyewitness identifies man that executed and left teenage victim on sidewalk.

Baltimore (July 30, 2019) - This month, a jury returned a verdict finding Eugene Alexander James, Jr. guilty of murder in the first-degree in the fatal shooting death of eighteen-year-old Khalil Alston on September 15, 2018. The defendant was also convicted of using a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence.  James is to be sentenced on October 16, 2019, and faces a maximum sentence of life plus 20 years.

Assistant State’s Attorney Adam Lane Chaudry, who prosecuted this case, credited the successful prosecution to a local Baltimore citizen who bravely came forward as an eyewitness. Shortly after the verdict, Mr. Chaudry commented that “the courage displayed by the eyewitness in taking the stand and testifying, despite fears of retaliation, to hold this killer responsible for his horrendous act of violence is a testament to the resolve of the larger community in saying enough is enough.”

Surveillance video captures shooter dragging wheeled suitcase containing his pump shotgun to and from the murder scene.

East Baltimore (July 30, 2019) - Sammie Carroll, 31, faces three life sentences plus 23 years for the murder of Andreas Tamaris in February of 2018. In addition to first-degree murder, the defendant was also convicted of the use of a firearm in a crime of violence, illegal possession of a shotgun, attempted first -degree murder, and conspiracy to murder. Sentencing is set for September 27, 2019.

Assistant State’s Attorney Elizabeth Stock prosecuted this case.

Young victim’s body found at a local high school football field. 

East Baltimore (July 15, 2019) – Christopher Rather was convicted of second-degree murder and openly carrying a deadly weapon in the killing of Jasmine Pierce-Morris. Assistant State’s Attorneys Bethany Durand and Shaundria Hanna prosecuted the case.