May 5, 2017: State Prosecutor Lauds James Cabezas, Chief Investigator For The Office, At The Announcement Of His Retirement
For Immediate Release
STATE PROSECUTOR LAUDS JAMES CABEZAS, CHIEF INVESTIGATOR FOR THE OFFICE, AT THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF HIS RETIREMENT
James Cabezas, Chief Investigator for the Office of the State Prosecutor, announced his decision to retire after 38 years with the office. Cabezas, who has been with the office since its inception, has indicated that May 9th will be his last day on the job.
“Jim Cabezas has had a remarkable and illustrious law enforcement career,” State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt stated. “Prior to joining this office, Jim was a highly respected and well-liked Baltimore City police officer who spent several years deep undercover investigating organized crime ties to Baltimore’s “Block”. Having served under all four State Prosecutors, from the first, Gerald Glass, to the administration of Mr. Davitt, to the law enforcement community and the public, Jim was the face of this office.”
As Chief Investigator, Cabezas has been a participant in every major investigation and prosecution that the OSP has undertaken. In recent years, he played an active role in the criminal investigations and successful prosecutions of Baltimore City Mayor Sheila Dixon, Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold, Prince George’s County Delegate Tiffany Alston, and the 2010 voter suppression robo-call case involving political operative Julius Henson and former Ehrlich campaign manager Paul Schurick.
“Not only has Jim been an outstanding Chief Investigator and an excellent mentor to countless younger investigators over the years, he’s just a wonderful person”, Davitt further commented. “He never forgets that he is here to serve the public. His patience and empathy in dealing with the often difficult or upset callers, complainants and witnesses contacting the Office always impresses me.
I speak for all who have served in the Office of the State Prosecutor over the last 38 years when I say “Jim, you will be missed. Congratulations and enjoy your well-earned retirement.”