A District of Columbia police officer whose service weapon was stolen during what he said was a carjacking on his way home from work later admitted to detectives that he gave one of the suspects a ride for money, according to court records.
Police said Tuesday that Officer Kevin Carey was driving to his home in East Baltimore late Monday when a woman stepped in front of his car and a man took the vehicle at gunpoint. But the officer was traveling away from his home at the time of the incident, raising questions about his story.
City detectives pressed Carey about his account of the incident, and he "gave numerous conflicting stories, each with more inconsistencies than the last," Detective Errol Etting wrote in charging documents. Carey later admitted that he had agreed to give the woman a ride to Greenmount Avenue and East 27th Street in exchange for $10.
On the way, he said he stopped to get gas at Harford Road and East 25th Street and left the car idling with the woman inside. She then waved over a man, who took the vehicle, according to records.
Officers tracked down the vehicle in the 1800 block of Collington Ave. and found the woman, identified as Keara Moodie, hiding behind an oil tank in a rear yard. The 18-year-old has been charged with vehicle theft and related charges.
Carey's service weapon, a Glock G19, was inside the vehicle and has not been located, police said.
Lt. Nicholas Breul of the Metropolitan Police Department said Carey reported that he was a crime victim but D.C. police learned of the additional details only on Thursday. He said police were "aware of the possible misconduct and are taking steps to investigate it."
The carjacking was one of two incidents cited Wednesday by City Councilwoman Belinda Conaway, who called for a "dragnet" for city and federal law enforcement to crack down on street crimes.