November 19, 2019: Maryland State Police Sergeant Charged with Misconduct in Office
MARYLAND STATE POLICE SERGEANT CHARGED WITH MISCONDUCT IN OFFICE
Acting State Prosecutor Kelly B. Madigan announced that the Wicomico County Grand Jury has returned an indictment charging Michael McComas, a sergeant with the Maryland State Police, with misconduct in office for notifying a civilian employee of the Maryland State Police of a pending search and seizure warrant being executed by the Maryland State Police on the employee’s residence.
The charges allege that McComas notified a subordinate employee that they were the target of a search and seizure warrant, which allowed the subordinate employee the opportunity to remove items from their personal residence prior to the execution of the lawful search and seizure warrant.
“It is imperative that law enforcement officers, who take an oath to uphold the law, are held accountable when they violate the law, especially when it relates to disclosing confidential information to the target of an investigation,” said Kelly B. Madigan, Acting State Prosecutor.
This matter was investigated by the Office of the State Prosecutor and the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division.
Although charged, the Defendant is presumed innocent unless and until there is a conviction.
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