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Baltimore police officer indicted on perjury, misconduct charges

Baltimore police officer indicted on perjury, misconduct charges
A two-count indictment says Baltimore Police Officer Michael O’Sullivan provided false testimony related to a criminal case in June. (Baltimore Police)

A Baltimore Police officer has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of perjury and official misconduct.

Officer Michael O’Sullivan, 44, an officer since 2000 most recently assigned to the Northern District, appeared in Baltimore Circuit courtroom Wednesday in a yellow jumpsuit with his wrists shackled. Circuit Judge Melissa Phinn ordered he be released on his own recognizance and ordered him to surrender any firearms.

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The two-count indictment included few details, but says O’Sullivan provided false testimony related to a criminal case in which in he was sworn witness in June.

The officer did not speak during the hearing. His attorney, Martin F. Cadogan, told the judge O’Sullivan already had surrendered his service weapon and another officer had been arranged to go to O’Sullivan’s home to collect any other firearms.

O’Sullivan is suspended with pay, said the department, which referred additional questions to the state’s attorney’s office.

A spokeswoman with the state’s attorney’s office declined to comment.

Court records show O’Sullivan was involved in at least 69 arrests last year but that he has not made an arrest since November. He made $122,000 in salary and overtime last fiscal year, according to city salary records.

A court date has been scheduled for Aug. 21.

Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton contributed to this article.

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