Trial for 7 indicted Baltimore Police officers to begin Jan. 2018

Posted at 2:08 PM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 14:10:22-04

A trial has been set in the case of seven Baltimore City Police officers indicted on charges of committing robberies, extortion, filing fake police reports and overtime fraud.

The trial is set to start Jan. 16, 2018 and is scheduled to last a month.

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A motions hearing is slated for October. 

The seven officers were indicted back in March. Most of the officers were part of the specialized Gun Trace Task Force using their post to commit robberies and extortion.

The indictments also allege the officers made fake police reports and deliberately turned off their body worn cameras to conduct their business.

Several cases charged by the involved officers have been dismissed since the indictment.