A grand jury indicted him on charges of misdemeanor perjury and misconduct in May. He was suspended with pay at the time. He remains suspended from the force, a police spokesman said Wednesday. Prosecutors dropped the case against Smith.
Circuit Judge Charles Dorsey sentenced O’Sullivan and allowed him to surrender on Jan. 6 after the holidays, prosecutors said, noting they objected to such a delay.
“Our justice system is hinged upon the integrity of law enforcement and when officers perjure themselves in order to convict innocent people, they must be held accountable,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said in a news release.
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