Prosecutors: Indicted officers discussed how to beat charges
Federal prosecutors allege that several Baltimore Police officers charged with racketeering met in a detention center to discuss how to “beat” some of their charges.
The Baltimore Sun reported that the allegations were made in prosecutors’ recent filing in the case against Detective Marcus Taylor, one of seven officers indicted in March.
The seven police officers are accused of robbing people, filing false court paperwork and making fraudulent overtime claims.
They have pleaded not guilty. The filing, an attempt to keep Detective Taylor behind bars after attorneys challenged his detention, says Detective Taylor discussed the case with co-defendants while being held, but doesn’t name other officers.
Howard County Department of Corrections Director Jack Kavanagh says the officers were separated from the general jail population, but they weren’t asked to separate them from each other.