Crime, Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy Committee submits 2022 annual report

BALTIMORE, MD—The Sexual Assault Evidence Kit (SAEK) Policy and Funding Committee has submitted its 2022 Annual Report, the fourth annual report since its creation in 2017. The Committee was established to create uniform, statewide policies regarding the collection, testing, and retention of medical forensic evidence in sexual assault cases and increase access to justice for sexual assault victims. The SAEK …


Family, Politics

Access to Counsel in Evictions Task Force releases first annual report

BALTIMORE, MD—This week, the Maryland Access to Counsel in Evictions Task Force released its first annual report to the Governor and Maryland General Assembly regarding funding and implementation of the statewide access to counsel in evictions program. The Task Force was created by the General Assembly with members appointed by Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, and it is staffed …


AG Frosh to Governor Hogan: Understaffing at state agency puts Maryland’s drinking water at risk

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday sent a letter to Governor Larry Hogan warning that he believes the Maryland Department of the Environment’s (MDE) Water Supply Program (WSP) is dramatically understaffed – potentially risking the safety of Maryland’s drinking water and the health and welfare of Marylanders. WSP’s mandate is to ensure that the State’s 3,300 public …

Attorney General Frosh, AARP-Maryland to host virtual consumer education forum on holiday season scams

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and AARP will host a virtual consumer education forum at noon on Wednesday, December 1st. Attorney General Frosh and guest speaker Attorney Karen Morgan will discuss how to spot and avoid common holiday season scams. Participants will also be able to ask questions through live chat on Facebook and YouTube. “Becoming a victim …

Attorney General Frosh sues Monsanto for long-lasting harm from PCBs on Maryland’s natural resources

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Monsanto for the harm that chemicals the company manufactured have caused, and continue to cause, to Maryland’s land, waters, fish, and wildlife. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages and clean-up costs associated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, the suit alleges that …

Office of Attorney General receives Department of Justice grant to address hate crimes in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week announced that the Office of Attorney General has been awarded a Department of Justice grant totaling $833,334. The grant, issued through DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will be used to fund a collaborative and comprehensive effort to address hate crimes statewide. Since 2016, hate crimes and hate bias incidents have …

Attorney General Frosh co-leads coalition supporting Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday co-led a letter to Congress, signed by 43 attorneys general, in support of the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2021. The bipartisan legislation would end “forum shopping” and prevent corporations from choosing to file for bankruptcy in whichever district is believed to be more favorable. Currently, individuals can only file bankruptcy …

Attorney General’s office warns of direct deposit, payroll phishing scam

BALTIMORE, MD—The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division is warning Maryland residents of an attempted phishing scam involving direct deposit and payroll. Officials say a local payroll manager was contacted via email by someone impersonating an actual employee and asking for their bank account information for direct deposit to be changed. In fact, the scammer used a fake email to contact …