A look a the timeline of our coverage of the Baltimore Police racketeering case from the first day U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein announced the charges until the trial. (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun video)
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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.
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.
A whistleblower within the Baltimore Police Department flagged investigators to corrupt members of the Gun Trace Task Force years ago — crucial information that later helped launch the federal racketeering case that took down an entire squad of crooked officers, new documents show.
A state commission investigating the Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force scandal will get secret records from the police department — but will have to sign an agreement to keep them from public view.
Convicted Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force Det. Momodu Gondo testified Tuesday that his stealing money started in 2008 as part of a “culture” of city plainclothes detectives building trust with each other.
Members of a state commission created to look into the Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force scandal convened their first meeting in Annapolis on Tuesday, with a state senator giving a sobering assessment of the state of the city to emphasize the importance of their work.
Police reform advocates pin hopes on Baltimore’s next police commissioner to resolve the “infighting” and “political turmoil” cited by recent high-level departures who described significant dysfunction within the department.
A prominent workers’ compensation attorney resigned Wednesday from a panel investigating the corrupt Gun Trace Task Force after revelations the attorney had represented three of the convicted detectives in injury claims.
Baltimore jurors have acquitted the suspect in the 2016 shooting death of a 31-year-old man who federal prosecutors have said was killed over a drug debt after being robbed by corrupt Baltimore Police officers.
The Baltimore public defender’s office says prosecutors have slowed their pace for undoing convictions related to the Gun Trace Task Force police scandal, but prosecutors say they are continuing to methodically review cases and are seeking to preserve “viable” convictions.
Baltimore officials have released their initial findings and recommendations from a long-awaited audit of rampant police overtime spending. The city finance director says the review found the police department "lacks internal controls" to track regular hours and to make sure any OT is necessary.
Federal prosecutors and public defenders are asking a judge to release an admitted drug dealer serving a 24-year sentence because his case relied on testimony from two discredited members of the Baltimore Police Department’s corrupt Gun Trace Task Force.
Former Gun Trace Task Force Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, perhaps the most corrupt officer uncovered in Baltimore Police Department history, was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in federal prison for his role in a stunning range of crimes. Former detective Marcus Taylor received 18 years in prison.
A convicted former Gun Trace Task Force member’s cooperation with the government “continues to this day,” his defense attorney wrote in a new filing, the latest indication that federal authorities continue to probe corruption within the Baltimore Police Department.
With the federal prosecution of the Gun Trace Task Force in Baltimore concluding, an obvious question remains: What is being done to prevent more police corruption in the future? The answer is a lot, though the efficacy of the efforts is still to be seen.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh released a statement after midnight Thursday to clarify that she is “well aware” of the corruption trial involving her city’s police department, expanding upon comments she made during a news briefing Wednesday morning.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said she has not had time to closely follow testimony in the trial of two police officers that has raised questions about how widespread corruption has spread through the department.
Baltimore Police Detective James Kostoplis was new to the Gun Trace Task Force when his sergeant, Wayne Jenkins, took him for a ride and asked what he thought about stealing taking money from drug dealers. It was a test.
At least a dozen other Baltimore police officers and an assistant state’s attorney also participated in crimes or helped cover them up as they floated in and out of the Gun Trace Task Force unit's orbit, according to GTTF members' testimony and comments from federal prosecutors in the ongoing case.
A convicted Baltimore Police detective testified Monday in the Gun Trace Task Force trial that he used to steal money with Det. Sean Suiter, the city homicide detective whose fatal shooting in November — one day before he was to testify before a federal grand jury in the case — remains unsolved.
Deputy Baltimore Police Commissioner Dean Palmere is retiring, he said Monday, the same day as testimony in the Gun Trace Task Force trial alleging he coached an officer on what to say to avoid punishment after a 2009 shooting. Palmere denied the allegation, and said his retirement is unrelated.
Baltimore police Detective Sean Suiter died after being shot while on duty in November — one day before he was set to testify before a federal grand jury in the corruption case involving the department’s Gun Trace Task Force.
The FBI had a recording device inside a Baltimore Police vehicle when members of the Gun Trace Task Force fled the scene of a crash prompted by a high-speed chase, then discussed falsifying paperwork to cover their tracks
A second former Baltimore Police officer took the stand Monday at the federal racketeering trial of two fellow officers, detailing widespread overtime pay abuse and saying his supervisor told him to carry a BB gun to plant on people.
The chair of the Baltimore City Council’s public safety committee, a close ally of new Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa, on Friday called for the removal of the police department’s internal affairs chief after claims made during the ongoing federal trial of a corrupt gun unit.
Detective Maurice Ward, one of the Gun Trace Task Force officers who has pleaded guilty to his role in a racketeering conspiracy, took the stand Tuesday on the first day of trial for two of his co-defendants and laid out a wide array of astonishing corruption he said the officers took part in.
Two Baltimore Police officers charged in perhaps the biggest corruption scandal in the agency’s history go on trial Monday in U.S. District Court, The Gun Trace Task Force trial is likely to add new details — and raise new questions.