Maj. Nicholas Plazio of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office resigned Wednesday after the Office of the Maryland State Prosecutor charged him with misconduct in office.
According to charging documents, Plazio willfully and knowingly gave false information to the Carroll County State's Attorney Office, and gave false testimony in court, in connection to cases against Russell Scott Laderer and Cassandra Glover.
Laderer and Glover were implicated in the 2010 stabbing death of Jeremiah DeMario of Hampstead.
In March, Carroll County State's Attorney Jerry Barnes dismissed charges against Laderer and Glover, saying in a statement that the Carroll County Sheriff's Department was to blame.
According to a Sheriff’s Office news release, Sheriff's Office personnel are cooperating fully with the independent investigation being conducted by the Office of the Maryland State Prosecutor.
The release further stated that "Until the results of this independent investigation are known, any further comments would be inappropriate and speculative."
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