The U.S. Attorney's office for the District of Maryland announced charges against seven Baltimore police officers on Wednesday. The officers were charged with racketeering conspiracy and racketeering offenses, including robbing victims, filing false affidavits, and making fraudulent overtime claims, the U.S. Attorney's office said. One of the officers has also been charged with drug distribution.
The U.S Attorney's office scheduled a press conference for Wednesday morning to provide further information on the charges and the indicted officers.
The announcement came less than two months after Baltimore agreed to a consent decree with the Department of Justice to reform the city's police department after a DOJ investigation found Baltimore police engaged in unconstitutional and abusive practices.
This is a breaking news story. Please check back for an updated version of this article.
Our editors found this article on this site using Google and regenerated it for our readers.