Attempted murder case continues, despite indicted officers being listed as witnesses
BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- An attempted murder case continues even though four of the witnesses are police officers indicted for racketeering.
So far, the city's state's attorney has thrown out 40 cases involving the indicted cops, but on Tuesday an attempted murder trial was not dismissed.
The case dates back to July.
Charles Smith and Rodney Thomas were in an alley off of Wilkens Avenue when police say Smith tried to murder Thomas.
Thomas was shot four times in his arms and once in his leg, but survived.
Smith is charged with attempted first degree murder and four of the seven officers federally indicted are listed as witnesses in the case.
In court on Tuesday prosecutors did not drop Smith’s charges. Instead, the case was postponed until May.
According to court documents, police have video of Smith chasing and shooting Thomas.
Non-police witnesses also observed Smith carrying a gun, according to the documents.