Cop Charged After Lying To Get Search Warrant

The authorities frown upon getting caught doing that


A Baltimore City police detective was charged Thursday with lying in a search warrant affidavit to gain entry to a Canton home, then trying to obstruct an ensuing internal affairs investigation.

The raid resulting from the affidavit led to the discovery of guns and suspected drugs, police said at the time, and a 39-year-old man was arrested. But the man's lawyer says an analysis came back negative for drugs, and prosecutors were forced to drop the gun charges after the misconduct allegations arose.

Adam Lewellen, a member of the Violent Crimes Impact Section, faces charges of perjury, misconduct, obstructing and hindering, obstruction of justice and witness intimidation.

(H/T: sloopyinca)