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10 cases charged by indicted BPD officers dismissed

Two more cases dismissed this Thursday morning
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Posted at 11:11 AM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 17:14:58-05

Two more cases developed by the indicted Baltimore police officers were dropped this morning by the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office.

Anderson Crenshaw was released from prison early Thursday morning after being jailed since April 2016. Crenshaw was arrested last year by Detective Maurice Ward on a gun charge.

His attorney, Ericka King, says the state chose to nolle prosequi Crenson's gun case because it was developed by Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, Detective Maurice Ward and Detective Evodio Hendrix.

King says she has been trying to get Crenshaw out of jail since August and requested Officer Maurice Ward's files from the state, but she was told there was nothing to give.

"It is more than an unfortunate circumstance," King said ,"Our clients have been telling us about these officers and other officers for years. I am just happy it is over for Mr. Crenshaw." 

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His release marks the ninth case tossed out after seven Baltimore Police officers were indicted on charges of committing robberies, extortion, filing fake police reports and overtime fraud.RE

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Tyrell Jeffries's case was also tossed this morning as he too was released from jail Thursday.

Jeffries was arrested by four of the indicted officers in May 2016, his now the tenth case to be dismissed so far.

 

Anderson's case was dropped this morning. His makes 9. Another, Tyrell Jeffries was dismissed as well...that's 10 for @BaltimoreSAO pic.twitter.com/AvfbxnHOPq

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**Editor's Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Ericka King as a public defender. She is a private attorney.