September Violence Becomes Issue in AG Race
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - September ended as the deadliest this year in Baltimore. Seventeen people died during the last week of September alone.
Craig Wolf is running to become the next Attorney General in Maryland. Wolf blames part of the violence the city has seen on current Attorney General Brian Frosh and bail reform efforts Frosh pursued.
Wolf said: “This is unacceptable! We need to return to community policing.”
Wolf says if elected, he’ll re-institute the death penalty, review the bail system in Maryland, and work more closely with federal partners.
Wolf is critical of the job Frosh has done while in office.
"We’re talking about a situation where people are afraid to walk with their kids down the street because of the crime," he said.
Attorney General Brian Frosh replied: “I think it's disappointing that anyone would try to exploit this violence…. These are human lives, and we mourn their loss. Our office is committed to stopping violent crime.”
Frosh points to the establishment of an organized crime division within the AG’s office. He also points to the numerous high-profile cases the office has recently investigated and indicted. Among the cases investigated was a rash of carjackings that took place in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. At least one of the suspects in the case was indicted federally and plead guilty.
As for the violence that erupted in September, a total of 37 people died in Baltimore.
The Baltimore Police Department has since suspended all leave for the next three days.