A former police officer in Philadelphia and Baltimore was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Friday afternoon for helping a member of the Gun Trace Task Force sell drugs taken off the street here.
City Solicitor Andre Davis told Circuit Judge Gregory Sampson that the conduct of the convicted former Gun Trace Task Force officers was so far outside the “scope of employment” that an agreement with the police union to cover officers’ lawsuit damages shouldn’t apply.
In a sentencing memorandum filed Friday, the prosecutors for the first time linked De Sousa’s prosecution with the wider corruption case, saying they uncovered evidence that city officers shared tips about how to get tax refunds by claiming fraudulent deductions.
Two years after federal prosecutors in the Gun Trace Task Force case took Keyon Paylor before a grand jury to testify against Det. Daniel Hersl, lawyers with the U.S. Attorney’s Office say they doubt his account and are fighting his effort to get his conviction overturned.
In 2014, a new Baltimore Police unit probing officers’ use of force began looking at an incident in Northeast Baltimore, in which Sgt. Wayne Jenkins had run down a man with his vehicle. At no point did they know that Sgt. Keith Gladstone had stopped by the scene — and allegedly planted a BB gun.
The husband and stepdaughter charged in the death of an Aberdeen woman who was fatally stabbed in Baltimore — which they initially said happened after she gave money to a panhandler — were arraigned in Texas on Monday, authorities said.
An organization called National Police Association wrote a letter to President Trump asking him to water down the consent decree mandating reform of the Baltimore Police Department. But what is the National Police Association, and who is behind it?
A former vice president for Under Armour has filed a lawsuit against the company seeking at least $3.14 million, saying he was wrongly terminated and has been denied access to his stock in the company.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is considering hiring a former acting Baltimore Police commissioner - a recent critic of the agency and an advocate for tougher policing tactics - for a role in City Hall where he would advise her on crime policy. Anthony Barksdale was acting commissioner in 2012.
Another detainee died at the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center facility Thursday night, just minutes after he called relatives. The death caused the facility to be shut down while authorities investigate, according to the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
By Catherine Rentz, Christina Tkacik and Justin Fenton
A former Baltimore police officer has admitted to the FBI that he stole money, lied in police reports, and improperly used electronic surveillance devices, federal prosecutors in California said — widening the scope of police misconduct unearthed by the Gun Trace Task Force scandal.