Tag Archives: baltimore

Baltimore Teacher Missing Since December Found Dead « CBS …

Baltimore Teacher Missing Since December Found Dead

Baltimore police seek tips in sudden disappearance of eighth grade …

Baltimore Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing Baltimore teacher who suddenly disappeared and stopped using social media and his credit cards late last month, they said Friday.

Gregory D. Ferrell, 56, an eighth grade teacher at Monarch Academy Baltimore in the Coldstream Homestead Montebello neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore, was last seen on Dec. 29.

T.J. Smith, a police spokesman, said police “have not found any overt signs of foul play,” but consider Ferrell a “critical missing person” given the circumstances surrounding his disappearance, which is “uncharacteristic” of Ferrell.

“When we get into a scenario where somebody’s life stops basically of everything normal, whether it’s using credit cards, social media, going to work, things like that, contacting friends and family, that’s of major concern as well,” Smith said.

Exonerated Baltimore man awarded $15 million

BALTIMORE — Sabein Burgess spent nearly two decades behind bars for a murder he always insisted he had nothing to do with. Now, a federal jury has given final vindication to the wrongfully convicted man by awarding him $15 million in his lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department and two detectives.

But the big award by a federal jury is nearly an afterthought for the 47-year-old Burgess, who was released from prison in 2014 after being exonerated and awarded $15 million late Tuesday. “My lawsuit was never about the money. It was about clearing my name and proving that I was used as a scapegoat to close the case,” Burgess told The Associated Press on Wednesday at a relative’s home in a troubled section of Baltimore.

Sabein Burgess outside his mother's home in Baltimore, Wednesday. Burgess says the grinding years in prison as an innocent man have taken its toll.Read more at: http://www.pressherald.com/2017/11/22/exonerated-baltimore-man-awarded-15-million/

Exonerated Baltimore man: $15 million verdict brings justice

Sabein Burgess spent nearly two decades behind bars for a murder he always insisted he had nothing to do with. Now, a federal jury has given final vindication to the wrongfully convicted man by awarding him $15 million in his lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department and two detectives.

But the big award by a federal jury is nearly an afterthought for the 47-year-old Burgess, who was released from prison in 2014 after being exonerated and awarded $15 million late Tuesday.

“My lawsuit was never about the money. It was about clearing my name and proving that I was used as a scapegoat to close the case,” Burgess told The Associated Press on Wednesday at a relative’s home in a troubled section of Baltimore.

Immediately after the verdict Tuesday, Burgess told reporters gathered outside a courthouse that “justice has been served.” A day later, he pondered whether it

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/exonerated-man-point-baltimore-lawsuit-clear-51333965

Police Searching For Missing Baltimore Woman

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– City police officers are searching for a missing 48-year-old woman who was last seen early Sunday morning.

Detectives say Anita Thurman was last seen in the 4900 block of Gunther Avenue at about 2 a.m.

anita thurman Police Searching For Missing Baltimore Woman

She was last seen wearing a green jacket, a black and white t-shirt, blue jeans and pink New Balance sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Thurman is urged to contact the Baltimore Police Department’s Missing Person Unit at 443-984-7385 or call 911.

Follow @CBSBaltimore on Twitter and like WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Facebook

Read more at: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/11/19/police-searching-for-missing-baltimore-woman/

Civil trial opens for two Baltimore homicide detectives sued by man exonerated of murder

Sabein Burgess spent two decades in prison for a murder the state has conceded he did not commit. Now, he’s taking to court two of the detectives who helped put him away.

Nearly 23 years to the day that he was charged with murdering his girlfriend, the 47-year-old sat in a federal courtroom just feet away from now-retired detectives Gerald Goldstein and Steven Lehmann, accusing them of fingering him for the crime without pursuing credible leads.

Jon Loevy, a civil rights attorney based in Chicago who is representing Burgess, told jurors in opening statements Wednesday morning that the detectives “fabricated the case, withheld evidence, and prosecuted without probable cause.”

Kelly M. Preteroti, an attorney representing the officers, countered that they had no reason to frame Burgess and had leads pointing to him. They “engaged in no intentional bad-faith conduct,” she said. Goldstein said when the lawsuit was filed that he still had

Read more at: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-burgess-civil-trial-20171108-story.html

Baltimore prosecutors, Innocence Project receive federal grant to support partnership


November 6, 2017

The Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office and the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project received a grant to fund additional staff to support their efforts to identify and investigate wrongful convictions.

The combined $219,366 in funds from the U.S. Department of Justice will provide for a full-time investigator in the Conviction Integrity Unit in the state’s attorney’s office, a …

div {
float: none;
margin: auto;
}
@media only screen and (min-width: 769px) {
#subscribe_div {width: 500px;}
#subscribe-large {display: block;}
#subscribe-small .active {display: none;}
}
@media only screen and (max-width: 769px) {
#subscribe_div {width: 100%;}
#subscribe-large {display: none;}
#subscribe-small {display: block;}
#subscribe-small .subscribe_image {display: none;}
.dmcss_login_form .dmcss_tab_div {padding: 0;}
}
]]>


Digital Mobile Only

1 Year
$169.00


Read more at: http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/11/06/innocent-project-grant-baltimore/

Wrongfully Convicted Baltimore Man Exonerated After Serving 13 Years Of Life Sentence

The nightmare is over for a Baltimore man who served nearly 14 years of a life sentence for a murder he didn’t commit.

WJZ-TV reports that a judge on Tuesday threw out the wrongful conviction of Lamar Johnson after three new witnesses came forward to say he was not the gunman who killed Carlos Sawyer in 2004. He walked out the courtroom a free man.

Johnson, 34, called his release “a fresh start” in a life spotted with mistakes that did not include murder.

“First, I want to thank God for blessing me with my freedom, then I want to thank my mother for always having my back and believing

Read more at: https://newsone.com/3748715/wrongful-conviction-lamar-johnson-baltimore/

Baltimore Man Exonerated After Serving 13 Years Of Life Sentence …

The nightmare is over for a Baltimore man who served nearly 14 years of a life sentence for a murder he didn’t commit.

WJZ-TV reports that a judge on Tuesday threw out the wrongful conviction of Lamar Johnson after three new witnesses came forward to say he was not the gunman who killed Carlos Sawyer in 2004. He walked out the courtroom a free man.

Johnson, 34, called his release “a fresh start” in a life spotted with mistakes that did not include murder.

“First, I want to thank God for blessing me with my freedom, then I want to thank my mother for always having my back and believing

Read more at: https://newsone.com/3748715/wrongful-conviction-lamar-johnson-baltimore/