Baltimore officer indicted

August 01, 2012|By Tricia Bishop

A Baltimore police sergeant was indicted Wednesday on charges of misconduct and violating state wiretap statutes for secretly recording a conversation with a judge, the city State’s Attorney’s Office announced.

Sgt. Carlos M. Vila, who has served on the executive board of the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police, is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Oct. 10. He could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

According to the state’s attorney’s office, he recorded part of an April telephone conversation with Maryland District Court Judge Joan B. Gordon without her knowledge and played it a month later at the Southeast District Police Station. Another officer “heard the recording and confronted Vila” leading to an investigation, prosecutors said.

It’s unclear what the discussion was about.

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