Crime, Police/Fire

Fatal police-involved shooting in Baltimore County under investigation

UPDATE: The decedent has been identified as 29-year-old Sha-Kim Akil Webley of Windsor Mill. Original story below… BALTIMORE, MD—The Independent Investigations Division of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred in Baltimore County on Tuesday. At just before 11:30 a.m. on January 9, 2024, officers with the Baltimore County Police Department responded …


Around Maryland, Education, Health, Opinion, Politics

NOW YOU KNOW: Year-end highlights – part 3

The following is a legislative update from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. As we prepare for a new year filled with resolutions and growth, we took some time to review the highlights of what has taken place between the 2023 and upcoming 2024 legislative sessions. Once we return to Baltimore County after Sine Die, the work does not end. …


Charges filed against Baltimore County home builder for committing consumer protection violations

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown has announced that the Consumer Protection Division has filed charges against Trak Homes LLC, trading as Zander Homes, along with Alexander Trakhtman, both of Baltimore County, for violations of the Consumer Protection Act, Custom Home Protection Act, and New Home Deposits Act. The Division also filed charges against Regina Trakhtman for violations of …

Attorney General Brown announces $700 million settlement with Google over Play Store misconduct

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown and a bipartisan group of 52 other Attorneys General have announced a $700 million agreement with Google in their lawsuit regarding Google’s anticompetitive conduct with the Google Play Store. “Consumers are harmed when they are unable to make choices based on what is available in the marketplace,” said Attorney General Brown. “Limiting options …

Body-worn camera footage from fatal police-involved shooting in Parkville released [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Independent Investigations Division of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General on Tuesday released the body-worn camera footage from the fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred on November 24 in Parkville. The decedent was previously identified as 52-year-old Arnel Redfern, of Parkville. The officer involved has also been identified. At approximately 11:30 p.m. on  November 24, officers with the …

Attorney General Brown announces charges against Maryland home improvement contractor

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown has announced that the Consumer Protection Division (CPD) has filed charges against Optimum Construction, Inc. and its owner, Amr (Omar) Elrahimy. The charges allege that Optimum Construction took large deposits from consumers for home improvement services, such as kitchen and bath renovations or repairs, but failed to provide the promised goods and services. …

Attorney General Brown files petition for rehearing in handgun licensing case Maryland Shall Issue v. Wes Moore

UPDATE: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has granted Maryland’s petition for rehearing in this case. Original story below… BALTIMORE, MD—The Office of the Attorney General has filed a petition (PDF) for a rehearing en banc in the case of Maryland Shall Issue v. Wes Moore, in which the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth …

Louisville Naval Museum Inc. ordered to stop soliciting in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown and Secretary of State Susan C. Lee this week announced that a Cease and Desist Order has been issued against Louisville Naval Museum, Inc., a Kentucky-based charitable organization, requiring that the organization end charitable soliciting in the State of Maryland. The organization has also operated under the names P-520 and the Veterans Heritage …