Juvenile Services reviewing its policies & handling of Dawnta Harris' case
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Dawnta Harris was a part of the justice system, a system prosecutors, state senators and even the head of Maryland's Juvenile Services admits is broken.
After spending nearly $280 million a year to protect the public from juvenile delinquents, a 16-year-old is accused of killing a Baltimore County policewoman.
Records show Harris' criminal background over the past five months and how the Department of Juvenile Services handled his case.
In March, Harris was found guilty of auto theft and put into a shelter, and then re-arrested.
Harris was then sent by the court to a different shelter in Catonsville.
Harris was expected to be sentenced in April but never showed up. The next day, he was arrested and locked up for 30 days.
On May 10 - eleven days before Harris allegedly killed a Baltimore County police officer - a judge released him.
The DJS is currently reviewing its policies and the handling of Harris' case.