Prosecutors Dropping Charges Against Those Arrested for Curfew Violations

CBS Baltimore, May 11, 2015

Public defenders are challenging the Baltimore mayor’s authority to impose a citywide curfew after last month’s riots stemming from the death of Freddie Gray.

In a filing Monday in Maryland District Court, the deputy city public defender says Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake overstepped her authority in ordering a citywide, 10 p.m. curfew for all residents April 27.

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The Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office tells WJZ prosecutors are dropping all charges against individuals arrested solely for curfew violations. They say those arrests were punishment enough.

 

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