Pros­e­cu­tors: In­dicted of­fi­cers dis­cussed how to beat charges

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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.

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