YPD’s Flynn arraigned on dereliction charges

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown police officer Lt. Brian Flynn will next appear in court Jan. 13 on more than a dozen charges of dereliction of duty.

Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Carla Baldwin has recused herself from the case, but a visiting judge has not yet been named, court records show.

Flynn has been on paid administrative leave from his job 19 months pending an internal affairs investigation. The names of the charges and the dates of the alleged offenses were listed in the court’s online database.

The charges each accuse Flynn of negligently failing to perform a lawful duty in a criminal case or proceeding. Each charge is a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail if convicted.

The charges date from Nov. 11, 2020, through Feb. 11, 2021. There are three counts filed for Jan 26, 2021, and two counts filed for Dec. 11, 2020.


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