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Two Baltimore police officers have been convicted of racketeering, robbery and wire fraud. Those officers now face up to 60 years in federal prison. Mary Rose Madden from member station WYPR reports.

How do you grab a jury’s attention? How do you deal with a witness’s prior inconsistent statements? Today, inside the mind of a lawyer. Veteran attorney Paul Mark Sandler has practiced law for four decades, trying scores of jury trials across the country. Named by Baltimore Magazine one of Maryland’s top ten lawyers of 2015, he has written several books on trial technique, including “The 12 Secrets of Persuasive Argument.” Paul Mark Sandler joins Midday today for a primer on the ins and outs of practicing law - from crafting an opening statement to conquering juror bias to closing with confidence.