Inquiry will focus on Westminster officer

May 02, 2000|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

Carroll's chief prosecutor, who is investigating allegations that a Westminster police officer tried to plant drugs on suspects, said yesterday that he has found no evidence of similar problems within the department.

State's Attorney Jerry F. Barnes said he wanted to make it clear that the inquiry he expects to complete this month remains focused on Officer Richard A. Ruby.

Two Westminster officers filed complaints against Ruby, 36, alleging the officer was holding a small bag of suspected marijuana July 17 when, in two incidents, he acted as if he would plant the narcotics to facilitate an arrest.

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