Baltimore State’s Attorney Announces Third Body Camera Video of ‘Questionable’ Police Conduct

Screenshot from the first video.

A new body camera video that appears to show “questionable activity” by a Baltimore police officer has come to light, the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office announced Monday — the third body cam video to emerge this month that has raised concerns about possible police misconduct.

At least 43 cases involving the officers in the latest video will be dismissed as a result of this body cam footage, State Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby’s office said in a statement. Mosby’s office is also investigating whether any of the officers involved are material witnesses in any other ongoing cases where their testimony is essential to prosecution.

Officials in Baltimore have been contending with the fallout from two other body cam videos that have come out this summer. One appears to show an officer planting evidence at the scene of a drug arrest. The public defender’s office says the other shows “multiple officers working together to manufacture evidence.”

In a press briefing earlier this month, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis asked the public to wait for the investigation to be completed.

“I think it’s irresponsible to jump to a conclusion that the police officers were engaged in criminal misconduct. That’s a heavy allegation to make,” he told reporters.

CNN has reviewed the 16 body camera videos from the incident, and they do not appear to conclusively show officers planting evidence. However, more than 450 cases have been impacted by the those incidents, and over 100 of those are postponed or have been dismissed.

The third video surfaced after Baltimore Police Department officers reported their own conduct to their superiors, BPD spokesman T.J. Smith said. Police officials notified Mosby’s office on August 2.

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  • Dan Corby

    F’n with people’s lives with impunity…promotions & raises

  • Randall Goguen

    Its almost as if they were stupid pricks arm in arm trying to advance in their dishonourable thin blue line careers by destroying peoples lives. But you would have to be an honourable real man to see that or in other words, not a cop.