According to a civil lawsuit, The Sun and Tribune failed to conduct a security review and secure the newsroom against threats when The Capital’s offices moved from Capital Drive to 888 Bestgate, despite knowing of risks to journalists and having stronger security at The Sun’s own office in Baltimore.
According to the Capital, the attorney representing The Baltimore Sun and Tribune argued in a motion that Tribune “wasn’t legally responsible for the criminal behavior of a third person.” That person was the shooter who was sentenced to multiple life sentences, without a chance of parole in a maximum security prison in Maryland. The date of June 28, 2017 will be commemorated for years to come in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. The jury found the man was criminally responsible for his behavior.
A settlement in the lawsuit by the family members of the victims of the mass shooting means that there will be no jury trial to expose the details of the complaint. The settlement has yet to be signed and finalized by all parties yet.