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Feds have reopened 2010 case involving slain Baltimore detective and indicted gun task force officer

Feds have reopened 2010 case involving slain Baltimore detective and indicted gun task force officer

After members of the Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task force were indicted this year for shaking down citizens and falsifying evidence, a federal inmate in a West Virginia prison reached out to the judge in his case. Umar Burley had been charged by a member of the task force. Now he wanted another look at his arrest.

“Could you imagine how hard it is to be here for a crime I didn’t commit and struggling to find clarity and justice on my own,” Burley said in a handwritten letter in June that is included in his court file.

Burley was arrested in 2010 by then-Detective Wayne Jenkins, one of the indicted gun task force members, and by Detective Sean Suiter, who was killed last...

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