State’s Legal professional Marilyn J. Mosby at this time introduced she’s going to make everlasting a short lived change that her workplace introduced final yr:
Baltimore will proceed to say no to prosecute all drug possession, prostitution, minor visitors and misdemeanor instances, and can accomplice with a neighborhood behavioral well being service to succeed in out to drug customers, intercourse employees and other people in psychiatric disaster to direct them into remedy.
“What we discovered in that yr, and it’s so extremely thrilling, is there’s no public security worth in prosecuting these low-level offenses,” she told The Washington Submit, which printed her remarks this morning.
“These low-level offenses had been being and have been discriminately enforced towards Black and Brown individuals,” Mosby informed the Submit’s Tom Jackman.
Mosby informed the newspaper her announcement was unrelated to the truth that she and her husband, Metropolis Council President Nick Mosby, are below federal criminal investigation.
The probe was confirmed final Friday when subpoenas surfaced looking for paperwork regarding the couple’s marketing campaign and private funds and facet enterprise actions.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison mentioned within the Submit article that whereas police curtailed arrests for these instances, crime charges declined as properly.
“As a practitioner, as an educational, I can say there’s a correlation between the truth that we stopped making these arrests and crime didn’t go up,” Harrison mentioned.
As a part of the announcement, Mosby’s workplace mentioned it will likely be partnering with three teams that present providers to intercourse employees in addition to with Baltimore Disaster Response, a non-public nonprofit group that gives providers to individuals with psychological well being and substance use problems.