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.
More than 1,000 people have been killed in Baltimore in the last three years. More than 1,000 people were shot in 2017 alone. As another historic year of violence blurs into history, and the page is turned to 2018, this is the reality: Baltimore is not just losing blood, it is hemorrhaging it.
A Westmisnter library program gave kids a taste of the life of a police detective through a crime-solving activity. Unfortunately the real-life police detective invited to the event was called away by a real-life crime.
Baltimore Det. Jemell Rayam has pleaded guilty in federal court to years of robbing suspects as a member of the department’s Gun Trace Task Force. But years before the crimes for which he has pleaded guilty, Rayam was caught in an internal affairs investigation of the same sort of allegations.
Amjad Jaouni, 29, and Ernest Ohanyan, 26, were sentenced Thursday in Howard County Circuit Court to four and five months in jail, respectively; both pleaded guilty to a single count of theft scheme between $1,000 and $10,000 in August.