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Baltimore Officers Evade Jail Time in Kidnapping Case

Two Baltimore City police officers convicted of misconduct will not serve jail time. Detectives Tyrone Francis and Milton Smith appeared Wednesday before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Timothy J. Doory, who sentenced them to 18-months suspended sentences, 18 months of probation and 250 hours of community service at Sandtown-Winchester Habitat for Humanity or the Baltimore City school system. During sentencing, Doory said of the incident, "It was wrong." He also said he didn't understand why the incident transpired. The judge concluded the incident was either done for fun, it seemed funny or it was a convoluted attempt to teach someone respect, WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team reporter Barry Simms said. The detectives were originally charged with kidnapping and assault in connection with accusations that they kidnapped and stranded two teens in 2009. A jury convicted both men of misconduct in May.

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