Friday, April 3, 2009

I Should Hope So

IV: Officer's criticism of fatal shooting of elderly man is free speech, Appeals court rules

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mussmacher case

goes federal
Investigative Voice goes inside the mind of Kevin Johns
"The campaign of veteran lawmaker State Senator Nathaniel McFadden and State Delegate Jill Carter are among the 42 campaigns with officials facing criminal charges of failure to file finance reports."
More on the Bloods trial in HoCo: "A Bloods gang member took the stand Tuesday in Howard Circuit Court and told jurors that he did not order the alleged gangland slaying of a Columbia man last May."

Love & Herring

What the?! Investigative Voice says the case was dropped Tuesday, but I got this press release from the SAO today:

Opening Statements in the Second-Degree Assault Trial of Baltimore Police Detective Terry Love & Baltimore County Deputy Sheriff Michael Herring Scheduled to Begin at 10AM TODAY

Baltimore, MD – April 2, 2009 – The second-degree assault trial Terry W. Love, Jr., 31, of Baltimore and Michael Herring, 36, of Towson is scheduled to begin with opening statements at 10:00AM today before Judge George L. Russell, III, 420 Mitchell Courthouse, 110 N. Calvert Street.

The alleged incident occurred the morning of September 8, 2007 at the intersection of Belvedere Avenue and York Road and involves a 42-yr. old black male who was allegedly beaten and left unconscious in the road. Second-degree assault carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

The Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office filed a criminal information charging Love and Herring September 5, 2008 following a joint law enforcement investigation. A criminal information is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by a criminal information is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at a later criminal proceeding.

General Trial Division Chief Lawrence Doan and Assistant State’s Attorney Michelle Martin will prosecute this case.


Monday, March 30, 2009

"A 20-year-old man was gunned down in West Baltimore last night and died this morning from his wounds, police said. The shooting happened about 11:20 p.m. in the 1700 block of McCulloh St. ... "

BCPD: "Benjamin Wayne Shorter has been arrested and charged in the murder of Franklin Schissler. Mr. Schissler, 66 years old, was beaten to death inside the bathroom of Morsberger's Tavern in Precinct 1/Wilkens yesterday."