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Conviction Upheld For Former Maryland Police Officer

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By Bill Redlin

A former police officer from Prince George's county, Maryland, will be staying behind bars for killing a furniture delivery man.

The Court of Special Appeals upheld the conviction of Keith Washington. He was also a county homeland security official, and he was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and first-degree assault in the January 2007 shooting.

Furniture delivery man Brandon Clark was killed, and a second man, Robert White, was wounded. In an opinion handed down Friday but made public today, the court rejected Washington's argument the trial court should have admitted evidence of White's 11 past criminal convictions to show a propensity for violence.

Washington contends the men attacked him. Also last week, a judge in Prince George's county threw out a civil suit brought by White, and by Clark's relatives.

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