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  • Man who brought gun into Baltimore police station gets more than 4 years in prison

    Man who brought gun into Baltimore police station gets more than 4 years in prison

    A man who brought a loaded gun and drugs into a Baltimore police station — a task he allegedly said was directed by the Black Guerrilla Family gang — was sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison Wednesday, prosecutors said. Jason C. Armstrong, 29, was sentenced to 57 months by U.S. District...

  • Jury convicts Black Guerrilla Family member in gang murder

    Jury convicts Black Guerrilla Family member in gang murder

    Baltimore prosecutors won a murder conviction Thursday evening against an alleged Black Guerrilla Family member, in a four-year-old case which had previously ended in a mistrial. David Hunter, 28, was convicted of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, one count of participating in a...

  • Mayor Rawlings-Blake says gang power struggle fueling violence

    Mayor Rawlings-Blake says gang power struggle fueling violence

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday "most of the violence" in Baltimore is being fueled by gangs, including an internal power struggle within the Black Guerrilla Family gang. "Violence is like an infectious disease: It is contagious, and you have retaliations," Rawlings-Blake told reporters...

  • Forty-four charged in Baltimore jail scandal; here's how cases ended

    Forty-four charged in Baltimore jail scandal; here's how cases ended

    The recent sentencing of former correctional officer Ashley Newton marked the latest step in a wide-ranging prosecution involving the smuggling of drugs and other contraband at the Baltimore City Detention Center. Forty of the 44 defendants have been convicted in a racketeering conspiracy in which...

  • Police, prosecutors claim BGF victory as city crime continues to escape control

    Police, prosecutors claim BGF victory as city crime continues to escape control

    As top law enforcement officials focused Wednesday on the indictment of alleged gang members to underscore cooperative efforts to crack down on violence, a starkly different narrative of increased killings and decreased arrests continued to play out in Baltimore. The leader of Baltimore's most...

  • FBI offers up to $5,000 reward for wanted BGF member

    FBI offers up to $5,000 reward for wanted BGF member

    The FBI is offering up to $5,000 for help in finding a BGF member recently indicted by a federal grand jury, authorities said. The Baltimore FBI Safe Streets Task Force continues to search for Daquan Burman, who was among 14 BGF members indicted on racketeering charges, announced by the U.S. attorney's...

  • Former gang leader at center of jail scandal sentenced

    Former gang leader at center of jail scandal sentenced

    Tavon White, described by authorities as a calculating gang leader who essentially took over the Baltimore jail to smuggle drugs in cahoots with corrections officers, drew compliments from a federal judge and prosecutor at his sentencing Monday. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander and Assistant...

  • 5 convicted, 3 acquitted in Baltimore jail corruption trial

    5 convicted, 3 acquitted in Baltimore jail corruption trial

    A federal jury convicted five people and acquitted three others Thursday in a Baltimore jailhouse corruption case, ending a two-month trial that saw a parade of inmates, disgraced corrections officers and law enforcement officers describe an "upside-down world" where criminals were in charge. The...

  • Police, probation officials heighten security after suspected gang threat

    Police, probation officials heighten security after suspected gang threat

    Law enforcement officials in Baltimore moved Wednesday to increase protection of officers and others who work in the city's police stations. They suspended a program that brought violent offenders into police facilities, and they put armed officers at the front desks of every station. They ordered...

  • Man says gang told him to take gun into police station, police say

    Man says gang told him to take gun into police station, police say

    Baltimore police officers are on heightened alert after they disarmed a man who took a loaded handgun into a police station on Tuesday. Police said Jason Armstrong, 29, told them he was acting on orders of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. They said he walked into the Northeastern District station...

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