For Immediate Release 6/2/2017
Corporal Ambrose Obinna-Warrior, a correctional officer employed by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS), was indicted by a Baltimore City Grand Jury on May 31, 2017.
This case will be prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Michael Hudak and Laura Sambataro of the Major Investigations Unit (MIU) within the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City.
Cpl. Obinna-Warrior is charged with the following crimes:
- Misconduct in office
- Three counts of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Degree Sex Offense (9 total)
- Three counts of 2nd Degree Assault
- Three counts of Sexual Contact between a Correction Employee and an Inmate
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings. This indictment stems from an alleged series of sexual assaults that occurred three times between November 12, 2016 and November 28, 2016 at the Baltimore City Central Booking and Intake Center.
“This matter is still under investigation,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said. “If anyone has information as it relates to sexual assaults that may have been carried out by this correctional officer, we encourage you to come forward.”
Confidential information pertaining to this case can be sent to the department's tip line at 443-660-6323.
The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services initiated and conducted the investigation of the allegation as part of the City Corrections Investigative Unit (CCIU).
“We continue our commitment to Governor Larry Hogan and the citizens of Maryland to work diligently to eliminate misconduct and alleged abuses in our system,” Department Secretary Stephen T. Moyer said. “We are grateful to our investigative unit and law enforcement partners for continuing to hold our employees to the highest standard of conduct in refusing to tolerate any actions which endanger the safety of the public, staff and those in our custody.”
The CCIU was created to combat corruption in local and state correctional facilities within Baltimore City. MIU prosecutors work with CCIU investigators and other officials within the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to identify and prosecute correctional officers and civilian employees of correctional facilities engaged in criminal conduct related to the performance of their duties.
Due to the preliminary nature of the case, the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is unable at this time to offer further details regarding the indictment and the nature of the charges brought against Cpl. Obinna-Warrior.