City prosecutors are dismissing felony drug and gun charges in 34 cases that rely on the testimony of three police officers under scrutiny after the public defender’s office accused one of planting evidence while being recorded by his own body camera.
In announcing the dismissals Friday, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby also said her office flagged a second body camera video in a separate case that raised furtherquestions for prosecutors and sent it to the police department’s Internal Affairs division.
She did not describe the video. But police said it “involves two arrests and the recovery of drugs from a car during a traffic stop” — and said there is a gap in the video “before the final recovery of additional drugs” that is now being investigated.
Mosby said some of the 34 cases linked to the officers in the first video have already been dismissed, while others will be soon.