5.16.12: Sergeant Workley Charged with Providing False Information to Secure Warrant
May 16, 2012 -- The Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City charged Baltimore City Police Department Sergeant Dennis Workley today with one count of perjury and two counts of misconduct for providing false information to secure a search and seizure warrant for a house in the city's Eastern Police District.
The Baltimore Police Department's Internal Investigations Division initiated the investigation and then collaborated with the Police Integrity Unit of the State's Attorney's Office. The State's Attorney's Office brought the charges, all misdemeanors, through the filing of a criminal information.
The charges are not findings of guilt. Individuals charged are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at a criminal proceeding.
"While I do not comment on the specifics of pending cases out of fairness to all of the involved parties, I do want to take this opportunity to restate my commitment to investigating and, when appropriate, prosecuting officers who engage in misconduct and dishonor the badge. Like Commissioner Bealefeld, I have no tolerance for law enforcement officials who break the laws they have sworn to uphold," State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein said.
Baltimore Police Deputy Commissioner Anthony Barksdale underscored the Baltimore Police Department's commitment to upholding the highest levels of integrity and professional standards.
"This investigation was self initiated by the BPD Internal Affairs Section and jointly investigated by Baltimore Police detectives and prosecutors from the State's Attorney's Office. We will continue to aggressively investigate allegations of misconduct and corruption among our ranks and hold individuals accountable," Barksdale said.