New lawyer joins the Office of the Maryland State Prosecutor

Nicolle Norris, a former federal and state prosecutor, will join the Office of the Maryland State Prosecutor later this month.

Norris, who supervised federal drug and money laundering cases in the U.S. attorney’s office in Arizona, will be leaving a job in the chief counsel’s office of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

She earlier worked in the Baltimore state’s attorney’s office, where she supervised wiretap investigations.

Norris replaces Shelly Glenn, who recently joined the state’s attorney’s office in Baltimore to oversee investigations into police misconduct.

Norris will join Maryland State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt, whose office is charged with pursuing public corruption and election law violations.

Davitt recently prosecuted former Prince George’s lawmaker Tiffany Alston, who was found guilty of misconduct in office and of stealing $800 from the General Assembly to pay an employee of her law firm. He is scheduled to present the prosecution next month in the trial of Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold, who is charged with misusing the county’s police force to research political opponents and facilitate sexual liaisons.

Davitt praised Norris for her experience “investigating and prosecuting complex criminal matters at both the state and federal level.”

This item has been updated.

Ann covers legal affairs in the District and Maryland for the Washington Post. Ann previously covered state government and politics in California, New Hampshire and Maryland. She joined the Post in 2005.

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