In The News @ 3:30 PM

Baltimore Mayor Still Has Questions About Police Arrest

Baltimore’s mayor says the lack of answers in the death a man in police custody is unacceptable. After a meeting with area ministers, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said police are conducting a “responsible investigation” and will turn their findings over to the state’s attorney’s office on May 1st.  She says she understands people are frustrated with the pace of the investigation but a process has to be followed.  Rawlings-Blake again offered condolences to the family of Freddie Gray and called for peaceful protests this weekend.

A.G. Eric Holder’s Last Day

Attorney General Eric Holder is saying goodbye to colleagues at the Justice Department after six years in office.  On his last day, Holder cited major accomplishments in environmental protection and getting money returned to victims of the Wall Street meltdown in 2008.  Holder will be replaced by veteran federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, who will be sworn-in Monday. 

Schools Employee Arrested For Sex Abuse Of Student

A former Montgomery County educator is under arrested, charged with sexually abusing at 14-year-old female student.  Robert Wilson III was taken into custody last night.  Police say the abuse occurred when he was a paraeducator at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School in Silver Spring.  Some of the abuse happened at the school.  Wilson has been placed on administrative leave.

Wizards’ Playoff Series Continues Tonight in D.C.

The Washington Wizards will go for a commanding 3-0 lead over the Toronto Raptors tonight when the Eastern Conference first-round series shifts to the Verizon Center in D.C. The Wiz swept the two games in Toronto, including Tuesday’s 117-106 victory in Game 2. John Wall was at his very best on Tuesday, tallying 26 points and 17 assists to lead the fifth-seeded Wizards.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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