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#1 Ode2Joy

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 11:14 AM

http://foxbaltimore....ing-victims?mji


"BALTIMORE (WBFF) – Seven Baltimore City Police officers are being federally indicted for a racketeering conspiracy, according to the Justice Department.

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According to a handout by the U.S. Attorney's Office, the involved officers have been identified as Jenkins, Hendrix, Ward, Gondo, Rayam, Hersl and Taylor. The handout detailed examples of alleged abuse of power. According to one instance on March 22, 2016, Jenkins, Hendrix, Taylor and Ward "stole money, including approximately $200,000 form a safe they opened and from two bags they seized, and property, including a Breitling men's wristwatch valued at $4,000 from a search location."

Furthermore, federal prosecutors report that Sgt. Jenkins falsely claimed five days of overtime while he was in Myrtle Beach; he racked up $83,000 in overtime pay in 2016. Another officer, Det. Rayam, was reportedly gambling at Maryland Live! Casino when he too claimed to be working."


Lock them up. No excuses. No pensions. If they are still eligible for pensions, the rules need to be changed if they are found guilty.

This is a reason a lot of people in some areas do not trust the police, and they are right.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 11:40 AM

If found guilty, pension revocation had better be part of the punishment.  The City is already stuck paying a mayor for breaching our faith in her, no reason to add bad Police Officers. 



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 11:57 AM

This reflects badly on the leadership of BPD.

Davis or whoever was chief at the time should be held accountable as well as the rest of the command staff.

#4 johnpolitics

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 12:22 PM

If Mosby was handling this case the cops would have NOTHING to worry about!



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 12:32 PM

I suspect Eastside will be here any minute to defend them.


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 12:50 PM

Unacceptable behavior. Period.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 02:11 PM

http://foxbaltimore....robbing-victims

The best part: "an investigative case that was secretly conducted and kept quiet about even from the city's State's Attorney."

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 02:27 PM

I suspect Eastside will be here any minute to defend them.


WRONG again. If found guilty throw the book at them.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 06:34 PM

http://www.baltimore...301-story.html 

The officers are accused of shaking down citizens, filing false court paperwork and making fraudulent overtime claims, all while Justice Department investigators were scrutinizing the department for what they concluded was widespread civil rights violations.  One of the officers was also accused in a separate indictment of participating in an illegal drug organization and tipping its members off to investigations.

 

Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said the Drug Enforcement Administration began looking at the officers about a year ago while investigating the drug organization. The probe eventually involved the FBI and electronic surveillance — including a recording device placed in a Baltimore police vehicle.  The officers were summoned to internal affairs Wednesday morning and arrested. They were identified as Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, 36, and Detectives Momodu Gondo, 34; Evodio Hendrix, 32; Daniel Hersl, 47; Jemell Rayam, 36; Marcus Taylor, 30; and Maurice Ward, 36.

 


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#10 Balmerboh

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 06:37 PM

Well, here are some racist cops. Focused too much on predominantly black neighborhoods. What an embarrassment to the Department and City.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 06:56 PM

http://www.baltimore...301-story.html

Does the Baltimore Sun ask that you to link their stories in threads where people cite another sources?

#12 Baltimatt

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 08:32 PM

Does the Baltimore Sun ask that you to link their stories in threads where people cite another sources?

No.


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#13 bogart

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:11 AM

They should all be locked up but remember police don't get convicted in this city remember you know who?



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:15 AM

They should all be locked up but remember police don't get convicted in this city remember you know who?

Let's have a trial first.  

 

These are federal charges.

 

Did you forget about Murray and King?


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:19 AM

We shall see.



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:36 AM

They should all be locked up but remember police don't get convicted in this city remember you know who?


This is different. Convicting officers over a split second decision to use deadly force, or for allegations of murder over what happened during an arrest of a subject who is physically resisting that arrest is one thing. These officers knowingly and willingly committed felonies and they should be treated no different than any ordinary citizen would be treated. They should lose every benefit they have accrued while in the BPD, and they should be prosecuted, hopefully convicted, and jailed for the maximum term. Throw them in with the general prison population for a long time and let the chips fall where they may.
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 10:29 AM

http://www.baltimore...0301-story.html

 

 

The Baltimore Police Department's elite gun-crime unit had a busy year in 2016. Court records show the seven officers were involved in hundreds of criminal cases.  But federal prosecutors said Wednesday that the members of the Gun Trace Task Force were also busy conducting their own criminal enterprise: stealing cash from innocent people and suspects alike, and bilking taxpayers by filing fraudulent overtime claims.

 

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Now many of the felony gun cases the officers helped build might be in legal jeopardy, threatening the progress police commanders have claimed against illegal weapons during a historic spike in violent crime.

 

"Today's federal indictment of several BPD officers will have pervasive implications on numerous active investigations and pending cases in our office," Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said in a statement.

 

 

Already one case involving the officers has been dropped.


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#18 bogart

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 10:48 AM

These cops are not the only ones practicing this kind of behavior. More should be investigated.   I wonder what the FOP has to say about this.

 

What did I tell you?


Edited by bogart, 02 March 2017 - 10:53 AM.


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 10:51 AM

This is why people are afraid to cooperate with Police Officers in Baltimore

Some of these officers are criminals with badges
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#20 soulflower

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 12:38 PM

Fed Prosecutors are saying the cops were tipped off by other cops and an assistant States Attorney

Something tells me more indictments are coming
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