UPDATE 2: CBS Baltimore reports that the judge overseeing the case is releasing most of the corrections officers charged, pending trial. The exact number of officers to be released is not clear.
UPDATE: The 25 officers are accused of running a criminal organization and misconduct while in office, WBFF-TV reports. Officials stated that the indictments were the result of a “long-term investigation” after “allegations of excessive force and intimidation” levied against the officers.
236 counts were brought against the officers, including conspiracy to promote and maintain a criminal organization by unlawful means, participation and conspiracy to participate in a criminal gang, conspiracy to commit first-degree and second-degree assault, first-degree and second-degree assault, misconduct in office and conspiracy to commit misconduct in office.
Over two dozen Baltimore corrections officers have been indicted Tuesday, according to CBS Baltimore.
The Baltimore City State Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that 25 corrections officers have been indicted on over 200 charges of abuse of power and excessive force.
Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said these officers “corrupted their obligation to public safety,”
“If you break the law and you break the trust the public has placed within you, you will face the consequences,” She added.
None of the officers identities have been provided at this time. We will provide more information as it becomes available.