Deandre Ross is suspended without pay from the Baltimore County Police Department after being arrested and charged with theft, attempted theft, and misconduct in office.
It’s alleged Ross, who is a four-year veteran with the police department, attempted to steal the identity of a deceased woman whose house he was dispatched to, on March 16.
Dispatchers sent Ross to the home in response to a sudden death call. Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau began to look into the matter after the victim’s family members filed a theft report for a missing laptop.
Following their investigation, detectives forwarded their findings to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office; prosecutors presented the case to a grand jury.
Ross has been indicted on multiple theft charges as well as misconduct in office. He remains held without bail, at the Baltimore County Detention Center, pending a bail review hearing.
“Following a criminal investigation by our detectives and an indictment by a Baltimore County grand jury, a Baltimore County police officer was arrested, charged, and suspended without pay for allegations involving theft,” said Police Chief Melissa Hyatt.
“We will work closely with the Baltimore County State’s Attorney throughout the criminal proceedings as we do in every criminal investigation. This incident is by no means representative of the fine work that your Baltimore County police officers perform on a daily basis. I can assure you that we remain committed to serving our communities with the utmost integrity and fairness.”