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Crime Maryland State Police sergeant charged with misconduct in office

19:51  19 november  2019
19:51  19 november  2019 Source:   wbaltv.com

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A Maryland State Police sergeant has been charged with misconduct in office, the Office of the State Prosecutor announced Tuesday.

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The prosecutor's office said a Wicomico County Grand Jury indicted Michael McComas, a sergeant with the Maryland State Police, with misconduct in office for notifying a civilian state police employee of a search-and-seizure warrant was going to be executed by the state police on the employee's residence.

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The charges allege that McComas notified an employee that they were the target of the search-and-seizure warrant, which allowed the employee the opportunity to remove items from their house prior to the execution of the warrant.

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"It is imperative that law enforcement officers, who take an oath to uphold the law, are held accountable when they violate the law, especially when it relates to disclosing confidential information to the target of an investigation," said Kelly B. Madigan, acting state prosecutor.

The matter was investigated by the Office of the State Prosecutor and the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division.

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