A Baltimore City police sergeant faces up to 10 years in prison after he was convicted Friday of perjury and malfeasance for using false information to obtain a search and seizure warrant.
Sgt. Dennis W. Workley, who joined the force in 1996, was charged with the misdemeanors last May after a complaint to the department spurred a months-long, joint investigation by the city police's internal affairs unit and state's attorney's office.
In a statement Friday, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said the department, which initiated the investigation, "has an obligation to preserve the public trust."
"Every day the men and woman of this department come to work with the intention of serving the public good," he said. "When a member discredits the badge this agency will do all that it can to bring that member to justice."
Workley is scheduled for sentencing May 20, according to a release from the state's attorneys office. While the perjury charge carries a maximum 10-year-sentence, the malfeasance charge does not carry a specific sentence term.
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