The Baltimore City State’s Attorney caught the courtroom by surprise Wednesday when, instead of starting a trial against Officer Garrett Miller for his role in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, her chief deputy announced that all charges were being dropped against Miller as well as two others who were awaiting trial, “in the best interest of justice.” That brings and end to charges that, when announced by Mosby on May 1, 2015, after days of unrest, triggered celebrations
PHOTOS (Credit: Donald Logan) Benny Carter Jr. and a friend working out at the Upton Boxing Center on Pennsylvania Avenue. “When I hit them bags, I hit all the people that ever said no to me.” Benny Carter is 15 years old and has spent most of his life around Mosher Street, in the heart of Sandtown-Winchester-Upton. A fourth generation Baltimorean and a ninth grader at Digital Harbor High School, he was on suspension most of the school year and spends much of his time on the
Attorneys for Officer William Porter and five other officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray argued in the Maryland Court Appeals against prosecution motions compelling him to tesify in upcoming trials. Porter was the first of six officers to be tried in the death of Gray last April. His trial ended in a hung jury, but prosecutors say he will be retried in June. However, Judge Barry Williams ordered Porter to testify in the trial of Caesar R. Goodson Jr.
A police academy instructor offered testimony Wednesday afternoon in the first trial of an officer who has been charged in connection with the arrest and death of Freddie Gray last spring. Earlier in the day a jury of four men and eight women was seated to decide the fate of Officer William Porter, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. Alice Carson-Johnson, who has taught the law enforcement emerge
Six months after the Baltimore riots, residents and community leaders recently met at a local church to discuss how Baltimore moves forward and remains positive. Former Mayor Sheila Dixon, journalist Catalina Byrd, community activist Kwame Rose, State Sen. Catherine E. Pugh, City Councilman Carl Stokes and the Rev. Todd Yeary, pastor of Douglas Memorial Community Church, where the town hall meeting was held, were on hand for the discussion. The event focused on the question o
A popular television show host ministered Thursday evening for the third day of special "healing" services to "fix" Baltimore in the wake of violent unrest that rocked the city recently. The atmosphere for the gathering at Empowerment Temple AME Church was set by a choir singing a traditional church hymn, “Fix it Jesus,” as the service began. "The city of Baltimore needs fixing," said Iyanla Vanzant, author, life coach and host of OWN network’s “Iyanla: Fix My Life.” Vanzant
Maisha McCoy rushed into the auditorium of Morgan State University’s Murphy Fine Arts Center on Friday, June 5, carrying a manila folder, and she collapsed into a seat as she gasped for air. She was among 30 people who had come to a state-sponsored summit for business owners who suffered losses when violence and looting erupted in Baltimore. The unrest was a reaction to 25-year-old Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody. Four government agencies and private financial se