A Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office list of more than 300 Baltimore police officers with credibility issues, many of whom continue to be called to testify in court, has been made public for the first time after a court ordered its release last fall (article available here).
State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby told a state policing commission in December 2019 that she maintained a list of police officers about whom she had concerns regarding their integrity and whether their testimony in court could be trusted.
“These are integrity issues. They pertain to theft, planting evidence, perjury, corruption and fraud,” Mosby told members of the state Commission to Restore Trust in Policing at a meeting. Attorneys with the Baltimore City Office of the Public Defender have expressed concerns for years about officers on the list being allowed to testify in court.
In a statement Wednesday, state’s attorney’s office spokeswoman said defense attorneys have “always been notified” about the officers, following a 2018 agreement with the city solicitor’s office.
The identities of the 305 officers are now public after Baltimore Action Legal Team, a community nonprofit known as BALT working to make the legal system more accessible to the public, won a lengthy court battle to force the state’s attorney’s office to release its list.
The newly released roster of 305 names approximately triples the number of names on a list Mosby’s office released in October 2021.