Theft

Before promotion to Gun Trace Task Force, Baltimore detective was ensnared in $11,000 theft case

Before promotion to Gun Trace Task Force, Baltimore detective was ensnared in $11,000 theft case

Baltimore Police Det. Jemell Rayam has pleaded guilty in federal court to years of robbing suspects and civilians as a member of the department’s Gun Trace Task Force.

But before he was promoted to that elite unit — and years before the crimes for which he has pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges — Rayam was caught in an internal affairs investigation of the same sort of allegations.

A Baltimore man reported in 2009 that officers had taken $11,000 from him during a traffic stop near downtown, confidential internal affairs records obtained by...

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