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Baltimore police officer convicted of misconduct after tipping off drug dealer

Baltimore police officer convicted of misconduct after tipping off drug dealer

A Baltimore police officer has been convicted of misconduct after he was caught tipping off a drug dealer to a police investigation during an FBI "integrity sting," according to city prosecutors.

Stacey Plater, 41, of Baltimore was found guilty of the misconduct-in-office charge this week after a one-day jury trial, the office of Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby confirmed. He had pleaded not guilty.

"I commend our federal law enforcement partners on their role in developing this solid case," Mosby said in a statement. "Corrupt officers make it harder and more dangerous for upstanding officers committed to doing their jobs. This conviction is...

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