Baltimore police sergeant sentenced for misconduct in office

A Baltimore police sergeant found guilty of malfeasance for using false information to obtain a search and seizure warrant was sentenced Monday to three years of supervised probation, according to the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office.

Sgt. Dennis W. Workley, who joined the force in 1996, also received a suspended one-year prison sentence from Circuit Court Judge John Addison Howard for the malfeasance charge, which he was convicted of in March.

Workley was also convicted of perjury, for which he received probation before judgment Monday, the state's attorney's office said. In a sentencing memorandum, prosecutors said Workely continues to deny any intent to submit a false affidavit.

Workley was charged with the misdemeanor offenses last May, following a months-long, joint investigation by the Baltimore Police Department's internal affairs unit and the state's attorney's office. The police unit had initiated the investigation following a complaint to the department.

The sentence did not require Workley to give up his badge, but police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Workley resigned last year.

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Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton contributed to this report.