MD Attorney General Brian Frosh

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Report details ‘staggering’ church sex abuse in Maryland

BALTIMORE (AP) — More than 150 Catholic priests and others associated with the Archdiocese of Baltimore sexually abused over 600 children and often escaped accountability, according to a long-awaited state report released Wednesday that revealed the scope of abuse spanning 80 years and accused church leaders of decades of coverups. The report paints a damning picture of the archdiocese, which is the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the country and […]

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New unit probes 23 deaths involving police in its first year

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A report by the Maryland attorney general's office says a unit investigated 23 fatalities involving police in in its first year. The first annual report on the unit released Tuesday says that so far none of the investigations have resulted in officers being charged. The unit in Attorney General Brian Frosh's office completed reports on 13 cases. In that time, local prosecutors have made decisions not […]

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Maryland AG overrules racially discriminatory opinions

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's attorney general says he has overruled opinions that upheld or applied unconstitutional racially discriminatory laws. In an opinion addressed to General Assembly leaders Monday, Attorney General Brian Frosh formally overruled the opinions, saying while they may be unenforceable, the opinions serve as a "reminder of the history of racial injustice perpetuated through the legal institutions of our State government." Frosh's office says many relied on the […]

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Maryland probe finds 158 abusive priests, over 600 victims

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An investigation by Maryland's attorney general identified 158 Roman Catholic priests in the Archdiocese of Baltimore who have been accused of sexually and physically abusing more than 600 victims over the past 80 years, according to court records filed Thursday. Attorney General Brian Frosh announced that his office has completed a 463-page report on the investigation, which began in 2019. He filed a motion in Baltimore […]

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Maryland audit to focus on 100 in-custody police deaths

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland will conduct detailed reviews of about 100 autopsies of people who died in police custody involving physical restraint. Attorney General Brian Frosh made the announcement Wednesday after a report was released in response to concerns raised about Dr. David Fowler, the state's former medical examiner, after his testimony regarding the death of George Floyd. A team of forensic pathologists and behavioral scientists narrowed down the […]

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Maryland judge strikes down nation’s first digital ad tax

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge has struck down the nation's first tax on digital advertising as unconstitutional. It's a case attorneys for Big Tech have argued unfairly targets their clients. Judge Alison Asti of Anne Arundel County Circuit Court said the Maryland law violates the U.S. Constitution's prohibition on state interference with interstate commerce. She also ruled that it violates the federal Internet Tax Freedom Act, which prohibits […]

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Maryland attorney general announces he won’t seek reelection

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s attorney general says he won't seek another term. In a message to staff Thursday, Attorney General Brian Frosh, who has spent decades in public service, said the work in the attorney general’s office has been the most fulfilling. He added that he plans to stay busy during the 15 months he has left in office. The 75-year-old Montgomery County Democrat is in his second term as […]

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Chief hired for new unit to investigate killings by police

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's Attorney General Brian Frosh is hiring a former U.S. Department of Justice attorney to lead a new unit tasked with investigating killings by police. Dana Mulhauser worked in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division for 12 years, prosecuting police misconduct, hate crimes and human trafficking cases throughout the country. Since 2019, Mulhauser served as the founding chief of a unit in the St. Louis County Prosecuting […]

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Opioid settlement could bring $485M to Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's attorney general says a proposed $26 billion settlement with opioid producers could bring as much as $485 million to Maryland. Attorney General Brian Frosh says the proposal announced Wednesday could help address the opioid epidemic in the state and its local subdivisions. The settlement, which isn't final, also would require reforms of industry practices. The settlement would resolve the claims of participating states and local […]

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