BALTIMORE, Md. - Two Baltimore Police Department captains will not be charged criminally as a result of an investigation into overtime payments, Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein said Tuesday.
In 2011, the two men received promotions from the rank of Lieutenant to Deputy Major (Deputy Majors are now known as Captains in the Baltimore City Police Department). Lieutenants are entitled to overtime pay; Deputy
Majors are not. Both individuals assumed their new roles as Deputy Majors while still being compensated as Lieutenants.
During the period that they were serving as Deputy Majors but being paid as Lieutenants, both individuals
received overtime payments. Additionally, on a number of occasions, overtime request forms for one of them were entered into the payroll system in duplicate, resulting in double payments.
The Office of the Inspector General conducted an initial inquiry into the payments before turning the matter over to the Baltimore Police Department's Internal Investigations Division and the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office.
This was a comprehensive investigation that revealed no evidence of criminal activity or criminal intent,"
Bernstein said. "Our office remains committed to fully investigating any alleged abuse of overtime
compensation by employees of any City agencies. I would like to thank the Office of the Inspector General and the Baltimore Police Department's Internal Investigations Division for their efforts in this investigation."
Today's announcement involves only whether the State's Attorney's Office will initiate criminal charges. The Police Department will determine whether any further administrative action is appropriate.
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