January 22, 2004
CITY BROTHERS CHARGED WITH WATER POLLUTION
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that brothers, Sherman
Knuckles, 42, and Tommy Knuckles, 37, both of Baltimore City, were
charged separately in the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore
City with water pollution.
The charging documents allege that the defendants violated the State's
water pollution laws on February 25, 2003 by illegally discharging
lead paint-laden wastewater into waters of the State. The discharge
is alleged to have occurred on the 500 block of South Rose Street
in Baltimore City.
convicted of the charges, each of the defendants could face up to
one year of imprisonment and/or a $25,000 fine. The filing of charges
is merely an accusation of criminal wrongdoing and anyone charged
is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
These charges follow a joint investigation conducted by the Environmental
Crimes Unit of the Office of the Attorney General and the Baltimore
City Police Department, with the assistance of the Baltimore City
Department of Public Works, Pollution Control Section.
has been set for February 10, 2004 in Baltimore City.