Former Det. Momodu Gondo, a Gun Trace Task Force member who has pleaded guilty in the case, testified that two other people had told him that Palmere coached officers, including Det. Jemell Rayam, also a GTTF member who has pleaded guilty, on what to say to avoid punishment following a fatal shooting in 2009. At the time of the shooting, Rayam and his partner, Jason Giordano, said they went to investigate 30-year-old Sean Cannady sitting in a vehicle in an alley. Rayam said at the time that he shot Cannady in the head as his vehicle pulled off, “in an attempt to stop what he thought to be an attempt to hit the officers,” police said.