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Three Maryland officers, prosecutor on leave amid investigation

Three Maryland officers, prosecutor on leave amid investigation
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Posted at 10:10 AM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 15:10:12-05

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Three police officers and a prosecutor in Maryland have been placed on leave as the state's attorney's office investigates allegations they failed to disclose evidence during a criminal investigation nearly a decade ago.

The state's attorney's office discovered a 2011 memorandum in its records this month suggesting the three Salisbury officers didn't reveal certain information during an investigation, Chief Barbara Duncan said during a news conference Wednesday. A Wicomico prosecutor was also placed on leave last week in connection to the same case, State’s Attorney Jamie Dykes' office said in a statement.

No criminal charges have been filed, The Salisbury Daily Times reported. The newspaper said authorities are investigating whether the memorandum was given to the police department in 2011.

Duncan declined to release further information on the specifics of the case, citing the ongoing investigation. She did say a suspect was found guilty.

The assistant U.S. attorney will initiate a federal review, Duncan added.