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by Peter Moskos

May 6, 2009

37 Arrests, then a Killing

A witness identified Anderson, of the 4300 block of Seminole Ave., as one of the kidnappers....

Anderson has been arrested and charged at least 37 times, mostly with drug possession charges.... Most were dropped by prosecutors before they reached trial.

He was also charged three times with attempted murder and five times with handgun charges, dropped each time by prosecutors. He was found guilty of various charges in nine cases, never sentenced to more than two years in jail and typically receiving suspended sentences.

Waddell [the victim] had a long criminal record as well. He was indicted in January 2008 on five counts of drug possession, which were dropped March 31, three weeks before he was killed.
Seems like the Baltimore Police were doing their job. Can the State's Attorney's Office say the same?

Justin Fenton wrote the story in the Sun.

1 comment:

Kelsey said...

Another good example of why all the different branches have to work together.