January 2, 2013 Nicholas Plazio Charging Document
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January 2, 2013 Nicholas Plazio Charging Document

STATE OF MARYLAND                                     IN THE CIRCUIT COURT

 

V.                                                                    *          FOR CARROLL

                                                                        *          COUNTY

NICHOLAS PLAZIO                                   *          Criminal No. :

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INFORMATION

 

            THE STATE PROSECUTOR for the State of Maryland informs and charges NICHOLAS PLAZIO, Defendant, with having committed the following offenses:

 

 

COUNT I

 

            On or about September 14, 2010 at Carroll County, Maryland, being then and there a duly sworn officer of the Carroll County Sheriffs Department, charged with the duties of said office, and engaged in has capacity as commander of the Criminal Investigations Division of the Carroll County Sheriffs Department in directing and supervising the investigation into the homicide of Jeremiah Demario in Hampstead, Carroll County, Maryland

 

NICOLAS PLAZIO

 

did willfully, knowingly and intentionally order Detective Douglas Epperson to continue to interrogate Cassandra Glover, well knowing that the said Cassandra Glover was in custody and had invoked her right to counsel, and that further interrogation of the said Cassandra Glover in the absence of legal counsel was prohibited, in violation and perversion of his official duties and his oath of office, an act constituting misconduct in office in violation of the Maryland Common Law and against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

(Misconduct in Office, Common Law)

 

 

COUNT II

 

            Between on or about October 31, 2011 and February 29, 2012 at Carroll County, Maryland, being then and there a duly sworn officer of the Carroll County Sheriffs Department, and charged with the duties of said office, duties to conduct criminal investigations fairly and impartially and to honestly and accurately report to, assist and cooperate with the Office of the State’s Attorney in such investigations and any resulting judicial proceedings and, and to testify fully and truthfully if called to do so in any such proceedings,

 

NICOLAS PLAZIO

 

did willfully and knowingly falsely report to the Office of the State’s Attorney for Carroll County, and testify in connection with the cases of State v. Laderer and State v. Glover in the Circuit Court for Carroll County, and the continuing motions hearings in those cases that the said Nicholas Plazio:

 

1.  Did not watch the interrogations of Russell Laderer or Cassandra Glover while they were being conducted on the morning of September 14, 2010 and;

2.  Did not talk to detective Epperson directly about the case in the Northern

Office of the Sheriffs Department on September 14, 2010 and;

3.  Knew nothing about what had occurred in the interviews of Mr. Laderer and

Ms Glover except what he was told by Captain Clarence Lust and;

4.  Did not tell Detective Epperson to go back into the interview room with

Cassandra Glover after she had invoked her right to counsel,

 

well-knowing that said statements were false, in violation and perversion of his official duties and in violation of his oath of office, an act constituting misconduct in office in violation of the Maryland Common Law and against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

(Misconduct in Office, Common Law)

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                        EMMET C. DAVITT

                                                                        STATE PROSECUTOR


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