State's attorney: Baltimore's violent crime went down 20% after halting drug prosecutions02:27
In Baltimore, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that a policy enacted at the start of the pandemic, which stopped prosecution of drug and prostitution charges, would become permanent. Mosby says, “For over a year, we basically came out and said we're not going to prosecute these low-level offenses ... The drug arrests went down by 80%. The number of individuals going in and out of jails went down by 39%."