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January 8, 2013: Nicholas Plazio, Formerly a Major in the Carroll County Sheriff’s Dept, Pleads Guilty

For Immediate Release                                                                     January 8, 2013

 

 

NICHOLAS PLAZIO,  FORMERLY A  MAJOR IN THE CARROLL COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT,  PLEADS GUILTY TO MISCONDUCT IN OFFICE

 

            State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt has announced that Nicholas Plazio has entered a plea of guilty in the Circuit Court for Carroll County to one count of misconduct in office in connection with his conduct in the investigation of the September, 2010 murder of Jeremiah Demario, and the subsequent unsuccessful attempt to prosecute of two persons in connection with that murder.  Former Major Plazio is charged with providing false information to the Office of the State’s Attorney and to the Court between October 31, 2011 and February 29, 2012 regarding his role in the investigation into the murder of Mr. Demario. 

            Pursuant to a plea agreement, the Honorable Michael Galloway, Judge of the Circuit Court for Carroll County, imposed a sentence of one year incarceration, which he suspended in favor of three years supervised probation, a fine of $5,000.00, and 500 hours of community service.  As a condition of his plea agreement, Mr. Plazio may not seek, hold or be employed in any capacity by any law enforcement agency while he is on probation.  Copies of the charging document, the plea agreement, and the statement of facts submitted to the court are available at www.ospmd.org.

State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt said “Every law enforcement officer has a pre-eminent duty of honesty in the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses. When an officer violates that duty, he brings dishonor, contempt and disrepute to the entire criminal justice system.  It is my hope that prosecutions such as this one will, to the extent possible, help to restore some faith in the integrity of our law enforcement community.”

For Immediate Release                                                                     January 8, 2013     NICHOLAS PLAZIO,  FORMERLY A  MAJOR IN THE CARROLL COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT,  PLEADS GUILTY TO MISCONDUCT IN OFFICE               State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt has announced that Nicholas Plazio has entered a plea of guilty in the Circuit Court for Carroll County to one count of misconduct  Read the Rest…

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.

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  Read the Rest…

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