BALTIMORE (AP) — Three Baltimore police officers will be tried together on charges of kidnapping two teenagers and abandoning them.

A Baltimore Circuit Court judge on Thursday heard defense attorneys’ arguments in favor of breaking up the cases, but ruled that the three officers must face trial together.

The officers are charged with kidnapping the teens in 2009 in separate incidents. Authorities say the officers picked up the 15-year-olds in a police van in West Baltimore and drove one to East Baltimore and the other to Howard County.

The judge will take up the issue of whether the two separate alleged kidnappings should be tried separately on Friday.

The trial could start next week.

Baltimore State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein is trying the case, his first time in the courtroom since taking office.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (27)
  1. sheriffwillie says:

    Bernstein is gonna mop the floor up with these clowns. I sure hope they enjoyed their sex with these girls because it’s the last He / She sex they’re gonna have for awhile.

  2. baltimorelady617 says:

    What girls?

  3. sillyman michaels says:

    good baltimore city police officers..guest they were hired with no background
    checks..hey ms.mayor

    1. Shayne says:


  4. C says:

    This article doesnt say that the teens were girls, or that the officers had sex with them.

  5. Elaine says:

    If these teens were picked up because of a violent crime they committed I think it is hilarious and awesome that the officers “taught them a lesson” rather than start their inevitable criminal record…….
    Lets get the whole story before we start adding sexual misconduct into the mix…..wth?

    1. Deneen says:

      They weren’t picked up for violent crime. It doesn’t say why they were picked up. It says the officers were assigned to the violent crime division. Please read more carefully. And if they were picked up for violent crimes, I don’t think the officers would have let them go.

      1. Shayne says:

        They abuse the authority, “IT’S THE WESTERN DISTRICT WAY”

  6. T says:

    The headline states “3 Baltimore Officers Face Fidnapping Trial”. What in the world is “Fidnapping?” WJZ, do you have your spell checker turned on?????

  7. Sezmane says:

    Exactly Baltimore is in a conundrum every month a cop is abusing his authority or breaking the law he swore to uphold no wonder the city can’t stop crime. A number of officers were just charged in a scam not too long ago Internal Affairs needs to investigate every Baltimore police officer oh but wait this costs taxpayer money so it won’t end. Good luck Baltimore.

  8. Leigh Ann Erdman says:

    I can’t even get past your headline (copied and pasted from the headline) “3 Baltimore Officers Face Fidnapping Trial” WHAT is a fidnapping trial? Little dyslexia going here. Isn’t it redundant to address your errors every single day?

    1. Leigh Ann Erdman says:

      Clarification, keyboard dyslexia, but what about spellcheck?

      1. Sheriff willie says:

        Leigh Ann , Stop picking the rat s…t out of a comb ok?

  9. LARRY WILSON says:

    This Comment is for the article on the Westboro Baptist Church, Let me say I firmly beleave in freedom of speach. How ever I do not beleave waving posters and kicking flags in front of young teenagers is appropriate use of that free speech I would hope that the NEW AGENCYS WOULD STOP COVERING THEIR PROTEST TAKE THAT PART OF THEIR VOICE AWAY ATLEAST IT WILL HINDER THE SPRESD OF THE FOUL MESSAGE THEY SEND OUT.

  10. JOE says:

    hahahahahaha should of dropped them off in another state

  11. Shayne says:

    The Baltimore Police department is nothing/useless, I would never support or call on a BCPD officer. They are so evil. How many times this year have the police been in the news? And that is just whats reported!!!!

  12. RavenLude says:

    F those little teenage thugs, they probably deserved it. the story says nothing about there background and criminal record or why police did what they did. they’ve probably had numerous contacts w/ the same teens with no results due to the pathetic criminal injustice system of baltimore. NOT GUILTY…police were thinking outside the box and trying to find actual results to a problem.

  13. be says:

    baltimore police are nothing but just another gang in the city

  14. Doug says:

    Good cop,bad cop.
    It’s about 50-50

  15. sheriff willie says:

    Looks like WJZ the Nazi cops bumped me again for telling the truth & the way it really is. Their bad.

  16. Charles Allen says:

    You know what? Baltimore City police been doing this type of stuff for years.. Every Mayor that Baltimore gets know nothing about the officers thats under their command. Most of the Police department in the city and county know nothing about what it takes to be a real officer….They got the nerve to throw a male or female that knows nothing about real crimes or real thugs…They stayed in the house all through high school……Then u want to throw them out there with a bunch of real criminals…..How Stupid!

  17. Leigh Ann Erdman says:

    @Sheriff Willie: There is a reason readership is down and revenue for the news is suffering and it is because people don’t want to be insulted by a professional publication that has gross errors on a daily basis. When the headlines have a gross mispelling than the news media has lost all crediblilty and then you have to wonder how much of their news is legitimate and how much is made up. So Sheriff Willie, you may be uneducated but I will not allow a professional publication get away with it if it is to maintain any credibility and integrity and if you have children you should not allow it either. You may have minimum standards but I expect better.

  18. music says:

    how dumb can any twisted minded person be to believe that no sex take place in the jail house !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MEN ARE RAPE EVERY DAY IN JAIL !!!!!!!!!! the prison guards set right there and witness the crime being committed and refuse to stopping the rapes ! If the doctors would report all ER room reports of inmates that have been rape and beaten up by gang members the government and supreme courts would find and design a new type of prison system and come up with new laws. Rape don’t stop just because some one that has done the crime is locked up. get real !!!

  19. anne says:

    larry wilson need to proof read his comments . computers have spell check builded with in the computer system. if you don’t know how to use spell check. just place your mouse cesor over the miss spelled word, right click your mouse select spell check from the menu list and select the correct spelled word.

  20. anne says:

    my bag… i need to correct my own error. cesor s/b ” CURSORS

    For help go to: http://www.totally free

  21. reed says:

    Leigh Ann Erdman, you need to stop the bull. you should never make your self to be more then what you are ! you are a plastic simple minded misleading under defined revise educated fool. to be an educated person would never be so low to looked upon nor put down no one. your educated of holding a piece of paper is a joke. when i see failed government, failed educational system that now have more drop outs then and during the time of slavery ! Leigh. if you can’t show love and kindness towards another human being then your heart is filled with evil hate that God will destroy. the 2n greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as you love your self. and remember God golden rule, do unto others as you would have them do unto you. stop being so… negative. all that being negative is poor toward your health. i pray for you. you need god’s help. we are all ash ti ash, dust to dust. right now you are setting the wrong and extremely poor example for no one to follow. can you not open up you closed mind and witness all the wars, crimes and hate that is already on this earth. you are not helping no one, not even your self-centered self. dumb.

  22. rachel says:

    Did anyone ever take in consideration these kids are not telling the truth!!!! Some people only think of money and being in the public eye. Not all officers are con men. I think the “boys” who are making these “allegations” should take a lie detector test. Some of these kids out there today need a tough lesson brought on them!

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