January 2, 2013: Major in Carroll County Sheriff’s Dept Charged with Misconduct in Office
MAJOR IN CARROLL COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CHARGED WITH MISCONDUCT IN OFFICE
State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt announced today that Major Nicholas Plazio, Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division of the Carroll County Sheriffs Department, has been charged in the Circuit Court for Carroll County with Misconduct In Office.
It is alleged that, between October 31, 2011 and February 29, 2012, Major Plazio falsely reported to the Office of the State’s Attorney for Carroll County and falsely testified in the Circuit Court for Carroll County in two criminal cases, State v. Laderer, and State v. Glover. Charges against Laderer for first degree murder and related offenses and Glover for being an accessory after the fact to murder were eventually dismissed as a result of the suppression of substantial portions of the State’s evidence.
State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt stated: “Any law enforcement officer, let alone a commander of a criminal investigations unit, must be held to the highest standards of conduct and integrity. False reports and false testimony are never acceptable under any circumstances and cannot be tolerated”
Although charged, the Defendant is presumed innocent unless and until there is a conviction.