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Attorney General Frosh asks Governor Hogan for more resources to tackle violent crime

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 16:17:32-04

BALTIMORE — Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is asking for more resources to carry out Governor Larry Hogan's order to fight violent crime in Baltimore.

In September, Hogan ordered Frosh's office to take additional criminal prosecutions involving gang violence, drugs and guns.

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In a letter sent to Hogan, Frosh says he would need about 30 more staff members, funds to meet victim and witness needs and technology to make a "meaningful difference". Frosh also asked the Governor to deploy more state troopers to help the Baltimore Police Department.

Currently, Frosh says he has one organized crime unit of just eight people.

Frosh continued in the letter, stating that they require access to additional databases, softwarre and training and in terms of case support, they have only one administrative staff person and no paralegal support.

Frosh's full letter can be read below: