Baltimore Officer in Body-Camera Video Says Drug Discovery Legitimate, Already Explained to Prosecutors

A Baltimore police officer in a body-camera video that defense attorneys say appears to show police planting drugs says the allegations are baseless — and that he explained to prosecutors months ago how he discovered the drugs legitimately.

Officer Glenn Peters wrote in an internal police memo that he explained the circumstances of the November 2016 drug bust to Assistant State’s Attorney Jeremy Whitlock in April, and Whitlock “advised that after reviewing the footage he was satisfied.”

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby’s office refused to confirm or deny that account.

Mosby’s office referred the video to the Internal Affairs division of the Baltimore Police Department late last month, after the public defender’s office raised concerns about body-camera footage from a different drug operation, in January.