Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

For Immediate Release: 9/26/17

Over the past few months, the Office of the State’s Attorney has had to employ significant resources in order to not only thoroughly evaluate questionable body-worn camera (BWC) incidents and all related cases pertaining to the officers involved, but we’ve expended significant resources in thoroughly evaluating the materiality of the now 8 federally indicted officers.

To date, approximately 864 cases have been or potentially will be impacted by the actions of these officers.

“Public trust in the criminal justice system is crucial to the success of all prosecutions; therefore, as prosecutors, we will remain vigilant in our pursuit of justice and we will continue to do our part to restore public trust and build confidence in the criminal justice system,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

 

*UPDATED NUMBERS: ALL NUMBERS ARE APPROXIMATE AS OF SPEPTEMBER 18, 2017

 

8 Federally Indicted Officers

Total number of cases impacted (active and adjudicated): 295*

    • Total number of viable cases for which the SAO will pursue prosecution: 4*
    • Total number of cases nol prossed or to be nol prossed: 109*
    • Total number of cases with motion pending: 43*
    • Total number of cases with motion denied: 15*

Total number of cases currently under review: 88*

Note: Total number of cases currently under review includes cases with motions to be filed

BWC #1  

  • Total number of cases impacted (active and adjudicated): 231*
    • Total number of current active cases: 52*
      • Total number of viable cases for which the SAO will pursue prosecution: 22
        • Total number of viable cases involving in-custody defendants: 10*
      • Total number of active cases to be nol prossed or nol prossed: 109*
        • Total number of cases involving in-custody defendants to be nol prossed: 1*
      • Total number of active cases currently under review: 11*
    • Total number of closed cases to be reviewed: 36*

BWC #2

  • Total number of cases impacted (active and adjudicated): 237*
    • Total number of current active cases: 99*
      • Total number of viable cases for which the SAO will pursue prosecution: 15
        • Total number of viable cases involving in-custody defendants: 3*
      • Total number of cases postponed for further investigation, nol prossed or to be nol prossed where a postponement has been or will be requested and if not granted a nol pros will be entered: 64*
        • Total number of cases involving in-custody defendants to be nol prossed, if continuance for further investigation is not granted: 2*
      • Total number of active cases still being reviewed for viability: 68*
        • Total number of cases involving in-custody defendants still being reviewed review: 18*
      • Total number of closed cases to be reviewed: 33*

BWC #3

  • Total number of cases impacted (active and adjudicated): 101*
    • Total number of current active cases: 42* (Note: includes 1 active appeal.)
      • Total number of active cases for which the SAO will pursue prosecution: 30*
        • Total number of viable cases involving in-custody defendants: 15*
      • Total number of active cases currently under review: 0*
      • Total number of cases nol prossed or to be nol prossed: 56
        • Total number of cases involving in-custody defendants to be nol prossed: 1*
      • Total number of active cases currently under review: 0
      • Total number of closed cases to be reviewed: 4