Indicted officer's past trouble, and a Baltimore officer befriends 98-year-old widow

This week’s crime newsletter features an in-depth look at one of the Baltimore Police detectives who was among those indicted earlier this year in a sweeping federal corruption case. Reporter Justin Fenton brought to light documents that showed that years before Detective Jemell Rayam would plead guilty to robbing suspects and civilians as a member of the department’s Gun Trace Task Force, he was caught in an internal affairs investigation of the same sort of allegations in 2009. The newsletter also features a story about a 98-year-old widow whose chance meeting with a Baltimore Police officer blossomed into a friendship that brought joy to the woman’s final days.

--Richard Martin, Criminal Justice Editor
richard.martin@baltsun.com

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