Officer charged in GTTF scandal asking to be released

BALTIMORE, Md. (WMAR) - A police officer charged in connection to the Baltimore City Police Gun Trace Task Force scandal is asking to be released from jail as he waits to go to trial.

Eric Snell worked with the Baltimore City Police Department until 2008, he is now a police officer in Philadelphia.

Snell is one of nine officers charged in the federal corruption and racketeering case in Baltimore. The eight others, from the City Police Department, were convicted of stealing from citizens as well as overtime fraud.

Snell says authorities do not have enough evidence to keep him locked up until his trial, which is scheduled for October. Federal prosecutors disagree, saying they found cocaine and several unregistered guns at his home during a search.

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