HAGERSTOWN -- More than 20 correctional officers at Maryland prisons remain locked in appeals after being fired in April amid allegations of excessive force, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Gary Maynard said Wednesday morning after making a presentation to the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce.
Maryland State Police continued a criminal investigation into the allegations, spokesman Greg Shipley said Wednesday afternoon.
"The investigation continues to be a priority for investigators," Shipley said. Investigators will forward their findings to prosecutors in Washington and Allegany counties when their review is complete, he said.
At the end of April, State Police Sgt. Arthur Betts told the Associated Press that the criminal investigation would be wrapped up by late May.
On Wednesday, Shipley said it was inappropriate to give an estimate on when the investigation would be complete because they are usually wrong.