Crime, Police/Fire

Two MS-13 gang members receive life sentences in connection with Parkville-area murder

PARKVILLE, MD—Two reported members of the MS-13 gang on Thursday were sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in Baltimore County Circuit Court for their part in the murder of a 21-year-old man in the Parkville area of Baltimore County in July of 2019. Hugo Portillo Chavez, 33, and Jonathan Escobar Hernandez, 21, had been convicted by a jury …


Politics

Baltimore County Sexual Assault Investigations Task Force issues final recommendations

TOWSON, MD—Following eight months of work, Baltimore County’s Sexual Assault Investigations Task Force on Friday released its final report reviewing Baltimore County’s current policies, outlining national best practices and issuing recommendations to improve Baltimore County’s system for investigating sexual assaults. Formed in February by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, the Sexual Assault Investigations Task Force was charged with reviewing practices …


County Executive forms sexual assault investigations task force

TOWSON, MD – County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Jr. on Monday announced the formation of a Sexual Assault Investigations Task Force. The task force will examine current investigation and prosecution policies, practices, and training related to sexual assault complaints, including review of past casefiles. Earlier this month, the County Executive asked the police department to discontinue the use of sexual assault …