CRIME

Hundreds of cases may be tainted after officers' indictment

The top prosecutor in Baltimore says more than 50 active cases and more than 150 closed and adjudicated cases may be tainted after members of a firearms crime task force were indicted in a racketeering conspiracy.

State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced at a news conference Thursday that investigators are reviewing hundreds of cases linked to the seven indicted police officers since the beginning of 2015. The indictment alleges that the officers were falsely detaining people, stealing their money and property and faking reports to cover it up.

Mosby says prosecutors have dropped charges in more than 30 active cases so far. She says the 150 closed and adjudicated cases being reviewed involve 45 incarcerated people, and are now a top priority.