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Citing conflict, Baltimore prosecutors bounce police prosecution to outside counsel
Citing conflict, Baltimore prosecutors bounce police prosecution to outside counsel

Citing a conflict of interest, the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office has asked an outside attorney to handle the prosecution of a former Baltimore Police commander accused of using a phony diploma to earn extra pay.  A spokeswoman for the office said State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is personal friends with the officer, retired Lt. Col. Clifton McWhite, and decided the case should be handled by an independent prosecutor to avoid a conflict. McWhite was set for trial Wednesday on theft charges related to the accusation that he had obtained a degree from a diploma mill, which allowed him to earn salary incentives.  McWhite's attorney, Ivan Bates, said the...

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