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Baltimore City State's Attorney will ask court to throw out nearly 800 GTTF related convictions

Posted at 8:16 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 22:09:32-04

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — The Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office is planning to soon ask for court approval to vacate nearly 800 convictions they consider to be compromised by the actions of the corrupt former Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force.

In the last legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed a bill sponsored by Prince George's County Delegate Erek Baron, which allows prosecutors to ask a judge to overturn past convictions that may be tainted.

Court's have previously pushed back on the State's Attorney's attempts to overturn the convictions.

“I applaud Delegate Erek Baron and the hard work of my Policy and Legislative Affairs team for securing legislation which will allow us to finally right nearly 800 cases impacted by the wrongful and illegal acts of the Gun Trace Task Force.” said Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

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Eight former members of the GTTF are currently serving federal prison sentences ranging anywhere from seven to 25 years on racketeering charges.

To read more on the Gun Trace Task Force, click here.