May 26, 2021
187 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Jury selection, trial to begin for State of Maryland v. Jarrod Warren Ramos
WHAT: Trial for State of Maryland v. Jarrod Warren Ramos, case number C-02-CR-18-001515.
Hon. Michael Wachs will serve as the presiding judge.
All media covering the proceedings must review and adhere to the Security/Media Order for the trial.
WHEN: Jury Selection: Wednesday, June 23 at 9 a.m.
Trial: Begins immediately after jury selection
WHERE: Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
Trial Courtroom 4C
8 Church Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
At the discretion of the Court and to maintain compliance with Administrative Orders put in place by the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, limited seating will be available in the gallery of Courtroom 4C. The Court has put in place a plan allowing four seats to be designated for members of the media. One seat will alternate between a representative from the Capital Gazette and the Baltimore Sun, daily. One seat will be designated for the sketch artist from the Baltimore Sun. The two remaining seats will rotate daily with other media present allowing for an impartial rotation for the duration of the trial. The use of electronic devices is prohibited in the courtroom. The “Historic Courtroom,” will be the designated media room which will provide a workspace for media representatives to work, view, and listen to the trial on a live closed-circuit, audio-video feed. Upon entering the courthouse, proceed through the security checkpoint and then proceed to the second floor of the historic courthouse via the stairs near the main entrance or the elevator across from the stairs.
PLEASE NOTE: all media representatives covering the trial must report to the designated media room and check in with the media liaison each day for consideration of access to the courtroom.
Per Maryland Code, Criminal Procedure, § 1-201, the recording or broadcasting of criminal proceedings is prohibited. Photography, audio or video recording, and transmitting are prohibited inside of the courthouse. The use of electronic devices, including cell phones, cameras, and audio-visual equipment is prohibited or limited per the Maryland Judiciary’s policy on Cell Phones, Other Electronic Devices, and Cameras in Court Facilities.
Media representatives may use electronic devices in the designated media room, but the media may not conduct interviews nor photograph or audio or video record court proceedings in these rooms. All media interviews must be conducted outside of the courthouse.
The clerk of the court for the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County is the official custodian of the case record. All public documents pertaining to the case will be available via public kiosks located in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County clerk’s office and the law library. Additionally, public documents in the case may be obtained at any public kiosks located in clerk’s offices or courthouses statewide that have implemented Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC). Note: Baltimore City, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County have not yet implemented MDEC.
Public Wi-Fi is available at the courthouse. Media representatives may bring their own Wi-Fi connection devices.
There is no designated media parking for this trial. Media representatives must follow local parking ordinances and restrictions. Media representatives must not block pedestrian walkways or sidewalks and cannot restrict any public areas for media use.
Please contact the Maryland Judiciary, Government Relations and Public Affairs, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-260-1488, if you plan to cover the trial or have questions.