Baltimore prosecutors drop case involving arrested officers
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore prosecutors dropped a case against a former anti-violence worker that involved officers who last week were federally indicted for robbing citizens, faking police reports and defrauding the police department for overtime they didn’t work.
The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2n7r7Jl ) that prosecutors on Monday dropped a gun possession case against Albert Brown, a former Safe Streets outreach worker who was arrested last august by four of the seven officers indicted last week. The officers were part of a gun trace task force, and were charged with participating in a racketeering conspiracy. The officers are being held in jail pending trial.
Brown’s attorney said body camera footage shows the officers violating Brown’s rights during his arrest. Prosecutors say they dropped the case simply because the officers were involved.