Press Releases

Baltimore (September 29, 2020) - Today, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office and the Baltimore Police Department's (BPD) West Side Major Case Squad, announced the indictment of seven suspected drug trafficking organization members, charged with a range of crimes from Conspiracy to Volume Dealer, as well as Possession With Intent to Distribute. If convicted of all charges, the group faces a total of 480 years imprisonment. An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings. 

Baltimore (August 27, 2020) – Yesterday, a Baltimore City Grand Jury returned two indictments against Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Officer Leon Riley IV., for two separate incidents that occurred on April 22, 2019 and December 2, 2019 in the City of Baltimore. 

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. 

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

Baltimore (July 2, 2020) – Today, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office (Baltimore City SAO) in partnership with DJ QuickSilva, DTLR, Radio One, Baltimore City Parks and Recreation, the Mayor's Office of Children and Families, Baltimore City School Police, Baltimore City Health Department, and Baltimore City Schools announces the summer virtual #BmorePopUp Series with celebrity guests starting Friday, July 10th and running virtually every Friday through August 28th.

"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.”