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Records: FBI investigated officer over drug trafficking

BALTIMORE (AP) — A newly unsealed affidavit says a Baltimore police officer who resigned in June was being investigated by the FBI over drug trafficking allegations.

The Baltimore Sun reports the FBI was investigating public corruption in the department’s Gun Trace Task Force, which has had some members admit to reselling seized narcotics and falsifying evidence.

The affidavit says a drug dealer told agents the officer was helping to facilitate drug sales and transportation. The FBI then obtained a warrant to track phones related to their investigation.

The warrant redacts the officer’s name, but the newspaper says other documentation reveals it to be former Officer Catherine M. Filippou. It’s unclear what became of the investigation. The newspaper says Filippou declined to comment, as did the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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