The court denied the detained individual's request for release from pretrial detention under § 3142 of the Bail Reform Act. The individual was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, heroin, and marijuana and a related firearms charge; he was also deemed a member of the gang known as the Liberty and Garrison (“LNG"). The individual also had asthma and was previously infected with Covid-19. The court denied his request for release, stating that there was "clear and convincing evidence, that no condition, or combination of conditions, would reasonably ensure community safety" given the alleged gang membership, despite the individual's request that he "remain in the third-party custody of his mother under strict electronic monitoring conditions." The court also emphasized the care he would receive while in the custody of the U.S. Marshals, noting that the facility at which he was being held was already subject to an injunction mandating that conditions be improved.
United States v. Murray, No. 1:19-cr-00318-GLR, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 109776 (D. Md. June 23, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Pre-Existing Health Conditions, Pretrial Detention [jail]
Compassionate Release Case
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Place of Incarceration
Federal Detention Center [typically federal pretrial detention]
Conspiracy to distribute large quantities of heroin, fentanyl, and marijuana; related firearms and narcotics charges
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