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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The chief of police for a small Maryland town has been indicted on charges that he mishandled cases to help out a friend.

George N. Ball, police chief for the Trappe Police Department, was indicted on two counts of misconduct in office.

Ball is accused of mishandling two criminal cases – a jewelry theft case and a illegal possession of a handgun case – “for the personal benefit of a personal acquaintance.”

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