"Despite a state law requiring that suspects be freed or see a court commissioner within 24 hours of arrest, many suspects have been detained at the crowded Central Booking for much longer, some for as long as four days."
Sound familiar? Happens all over the place--but the public defender in Baltimore did something about it. They filed a lawsuit and just won a temporary order mandating that suspects who do not receive a court hearing within 24 hours of their arrest must be released from Baltimore's state-run booking center.
Good work guys!
Posted by Indefensible at 12:49 AM