Three big-city prosecutors who have formed special units to review—and correct—errors made by their offices say a “cultural shift” is necessary to persuade politicians, police and their own attorneys that it is more important to avoid mistakes than to simply win convictions.
In a deep dive into homicide statistics, the Wall Street Journal finds that improvements or deterioration in a small cluster of big-city neighborhoods can have an oversized impact on national murder rates.
So many bikes have been ripped out of their locked docking stations that the program is being shut down for a month so they can be more stoutly secured. The manufacturer said it has never experienced the level of theft that has occurred in Baltimore.
Seven officers in city’s Gun Trace Task Force are named in a federal indictment accusing them of stealing cash from innocent people and suspects alike, and bilking taxpayers by filing fraudulent overtime claims. Now their testimony may have to be abandoned.