BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police detective is still on the job, weeks after he admitted giving false testimony in court.
The Baltimore Sun reports police Det. Sharod Watson testified he had seen a suspected drug dealer “on a daily basis” for about 18 months, even witnessing him making a sale.
He later admitted his testimony was “factually impossible” after prosecutors presented evidence the suspect was in jail for 12 of those months. A jury quickly acquitted the defendant, Isadore White, of all charges.
The newspaper reports that despite Watson’s admission on Dec. 1, prosecutors continue to use him as a witness. And the newspaper says he’s still working in a special squad created after the department’s corrupt Gun Trace Task Force was dissolved last year.