‘Danger to Community’ Baltimore City Officer Remains Jailed On Murder Charges; Prosecutor Calls Crimes ‘Vile’

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MILLERSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore City constabulary serviceman Eric Banks Jr., who has been connected the unit for 3 years, appeared earlier a justice Thursday greeting successful an Anne Arundel County courtroom.

Baltimore City Officer Eric Banks Jr appeared successful tribunal today—said small to justice who denied his bail. Prosecutor called his alleged crimes vile. Defense lawyer Warren Brown again discussed termination theory. Judge said Banks is simply a information to himself and his household @wjz https://t.co/XTDFrw56ay

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— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) July 15, 2021

Banks is charged with murdering his 15-year-old stepson Dasan Jones astatine their location successful the Stoney Beach assemblage successful Curtis Bay. Police allege Banks stuffed his assemblage into an attic crawlspace and past tried to screen it up.

Charging documents successful lawsuit of Baltimore City constabulary serviceman Eric Banks—accused of sidesplitting his stepson and hiding the assemblage successful his attic. @wjz pic.twitter.com/gNGdsN02C5

— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) July 14, 2021

Prosecutor Jason Miller told the judge, “He swore an oath to uphold the law, and helium violated it successful the astir vile way: He murdered a child.“

After constabulary recovered the body, Banks tried to onslaught an officer. His defence lawyer Warren Brown claims the decease was “a termination and not a homicide.”

Brown told the justice helium disagreed with the prosecution mentation of the case. He told WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren his lawsuit suffers from intelligence wellness problems owed to his subject work successful Afghanistan. He said Banks intends to plead not guilty.

Pretrial services said determination is nary grounds Banks had intelligence wellness problems.

Judge Danielle Mosley called Officer Banks a information to himself, his assemblage and his household and denied his bail.

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Prosecutor Miller said successful caller weeks Banks began acting “erratically.”

Banks’ woman tried to pass the courts. WJZ obtained 2 protective orders she filed.

Baltimore City Officer Eric Banks’ woman wrote successful an exertion for a protective bid that she feared for her life. A justice denied 1 order. A 2nd bid was approved—but it was excessively late: Her lad Dasan was dormant earlier it was served. @wjz pic.twitter.com/l3uKflrJGc

— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) July 14, 2021

Eleven days earlier the murder, she said her hubby was stalking her. She wrote, “I called my ma and told her I was scared. She advised maine to spell to the constabulary presumption but I wasn’t adjacent 1 truthful I called the constabulary and told them I was being followed by my spouse and I was scared….“

She asked for extortion for herself and her children including Dasan.

A justice denied her bid 3 days aboriginal penning cipher appeared successful tribunal and the petitioner “could not conscionable the required load of proof.”

Banks’ woman wrote successful aboriginal July, “I americium successful fearfulness for my beingness and well-being due to the fact that Eric Banks keeps trying to control, travel and emotionally maltreatment myself and my sons.“

She alleged her hubby monitored her connected a Ring camera and hacked into respective of her idiosyncratic accounts.

She again included her children successful the protective order. A justice granted it astatine 2:58 p.m. connected July 6. About 2 hours later, officers recovered her lad dead.

When authorities went to service the protective order, they noted Banks was already successful custody.

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Prosecutors revealed Thursday that Dasan’s 2 siblings, conscionable 3 and 7 years old, were wrong the location erstwhile helium was killed.

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