CRIME

7 Baltimore officers arrested on robbery, other charges

  • U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein, back right, listens as Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis speaks at a news conference in Baltimore, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, to announce that seven Baltimore police officers who worked on a firearms crime task force are facing charges of stealing money, property and narcotics from people over two years. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein, back right, listens as Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis speaks at a news conference in Baltimore, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, to announce that seven Baltimore police officers who worked on a firearms crime task force are facing charges of stealing money, property and narcotics from people over two years. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis, center, shakes hands with U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein after a news conference in Baltimore, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, to announce that seven Baltimore police officers who worked on a firearms crime task force are facing charges of stealing money, property and narcotics from people over two years. Standing at left is Assistant Special Agent in Charge Don A. Hibbert of the DEA's Baltimore District Office. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis, center, shakes hands with U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein after a news conference in Baltimore, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, to announce that seven Baltimore police officers who worked on a firearms crime task force are facing charges of stealing money, property and narcotics from people over two years. Standing at left is Assistant Special Agent in Charge Don A. Hibbert of the DEA's Baltimore District Office. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

  • A board displaying a segment of the Baltimore Police Department's Police Code of Conduct stands alongside Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis as he speaks at a news conference in Baltimore, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, to announce that seven city police officers who worked on a firearms crime task force are facing charges of stealing money, property and narcotics from people over two years. Standing behind Davis are Assistant Special Agent in Charge Don A. Hibbert of the DEA's Baltimore District Office, back left, and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Scott M. Hinckley of the FBI's Baltimore District Office. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    A board displaying a segment of the Baltimore Police Department's Police Code of Conduct stands alongside Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis as he speaks at a news conference in Baltimore, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, to announce that seven city police officers who worked on a firearms crime task force are facing charges of stealing money, property and narcotics from people over two years. Standing behind Davis are Assistant Special Agent in Charge Don A. Hibbert of the DEA's Baltimore District Office, back left, and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Scott M. Hinckley of the FBI's Baltimore District Office. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

Federal prosecutors say seven Baltimore police officers have been arrested on charges of racketeering, including allegedly robbing people, filing false affidavits and making fake claims for overtime.

A news release Wednesday morning from the U.S. attorney's office says one officer also is charged with drug distribution.

The U.S. attorney, the FBI, the DEA and Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis plan to discuss the charges at a late-morning news conference.