Watching his city in flames during the riots of April 27, 2015, was “heartbreaking,” for community organizer Ray Kelly, who says he tried to calm folks down as he stood between demonstrators and police, cobblestones flying overhead.
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby now says thousands of court cases may be compromised as a result of the Gun Trace Task Force case and allegations against additional officers that surfaced during the trial.
The trial of two detectives was about police corruption, but it provided a window into just how pervasively drugs flow through Baltimore. From a homeless man's storage unit to a waterfront condo in Canton to an elite police unit, the drug trade reaches far and wide in Baltimore.
A Baltimore Police sergeant who was named by a witness in the federal Gun Trace Task Force trial was recommended for termination in 2005, according to Internal Affairs documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
The period following the death of Freddie Gray was supposed to be a time when Baltimore restored the community’s faith in the police department. Yet in 2017, the Baltimore Police Department found itself mired in scandal after scandal.
Federal prosecutors have agreed to free a former Safe Streets anti-violence worker who was sentenced to eight years in prison and claims he was wrongly arrested by members of the corrupt Gun Trace Task Force.
A new study of Baltimore police strategies to combat gun violence from 2003 to 2017 has concluded the most effective was the so-called “hot spots” program that sent plainclothes detectives into violent neighborhoods to focus on illegal gun possession and individuals with a history of gun offenses.
The City Council on Wednesday called on the Baltimore Police to provide more transparency around the seizure of guns, drugs, cash and dirt bikes, including by providing updated data on those seizures, and to establish new protocols for civilian oversight of the items’ disposal or reallocation.
Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, the leader of the corrupt Gun Trace Task Force pleaded guilty Friday morning, expressing remorse for his actions while also distancing himself from a case in which he is accused of planting drugs that involved a now-slain officer.
Federal prosecutors in the Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force corruption case say they have “additional targets” in their sights, according to a filing in which they ask for tight restrictions on evidence shared with the current defendants.
U.S. District Court judge is expected to vacate the convictions of two men in a case where federal prosecutors say drugs were planted by Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, who is charged in the sweeping Gun Trace Task Force racketeering case.
Beset by corruption probes and civil rights oversight, Baltimore Police Department struggles to rebuild trust with community as crime spikes "out of control" and politicians bicker over how to reverse violence.
It’s now been a week since Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis wrote a public letter asking the FBI to take over his department’s investigation into the shooting death of Det. Sean Suiter, and still no answer.
Police commissioner Kevin Davis raised the possibility last week that Det. Sean Suiter death could be a suicide rather than a murder. If that proves to be the case, the detective's family would likely lose out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in benefits.
Prosecutors have now dropped or plan to drop a total of 125 criminal cases that relied on the testimony of eight Baltimore police officers indicted this year on federal racketeering charges, they said Monday.
The FBI had yet to respond Monday morning to a request from Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis on Friday that it take over the police department’s investigation into the killing last month of Det. Sean Suiter.
New charges have been filed by an indicted member of the Baltimore Police gun task force, alleging that in 2010 he planted drugs after a high-speed chase that ended with a death and told Det. Sean Suiter to search the car.
Sean Suiter, the 43-year-old Baltimore homicide detective who was killed two weeks ago while investigating a triple-murder on the city’s west side, was remembered Wednesday at a funeral attended by thousands.
A closer look at the case of Umar Burley, who was arrested by indicted Sgt. Wayne Jenkins in a case that involved slain Det. Sean Suiter. Federal prosecutors have recently entered their appearance in the closed case.
Baltimore homicide Detective Sean Suiter was shot and killed with his own gun and there was evidence of a struggle between Suiter and his killer, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday.
David Kendall Rahim, of Baltimore, admitted that he donned tactical gear and carried out the robbery at the direction of Det. Jemell Rayam, who himself pleaded guilty to committing a string of robberies over a number of years.