The police sergeant who ran a plainclothes Baltimore police unit that went rogue and robbed suspects and civilians, sold stolen drugs and guns and falsified hours for years has pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy.
Jamell Rayam, one of at least eight city police officers who worked together for years to sell drugs and guns, rob drug dealers and civilians and steal from taxpayers by falsifying overtime hours, has pleaded guilty to one felony charge of racketeering.
Baltimore Lawyer Accused of Offering Rape Victim $3,000 to Not Show Up to Court, Saying She and Her Husband Would be Deported
A Baltimore criminal defense attorney was arrested today for allegedly offering a Spanish-speaking woman and her spouse $3,000 not to show up to the trial for his client, her accused rapist, and intimidating them by saying they’d be deported once the trial was over.
On a Friday evening in summer 2014, as three-year-old McKenzie Elliot stood outside on her family’s porch in Waverly, gunfire erupted nearby. When it was over, Elliott had been fatally wounded by a stray round. The murder sent chills throughout Baltimore.
A half-dozen Baltimore teenagers were indicted Monday on hundreds of combined charges related to their alleged roles in a major gun heist in the Park Heights neighborhood nearly two years ago.
Marilyn Mosby Says Seven Cops’ Indictments Affect More than 200 Cases; Public Defender Estimates Tally “in the Thousands”
City prosecutors, public defenders and private attorneys have all been preoccupied since federal authorities indicted seven Baltimore police officers on federal racketeering charges last month. At a press conference this morning, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby revealed her office has identified more than 50 active cases and over 150 closed and adjudicated cases affected by the indictments.
The higher-ups in the Baltimore Police Department have disbanded part of a core section of plainclothes city police intelligence officers.
Soon after seven officers from the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force were indicted last week on federal racketeering charges, it was expected that cases involving those officers would begin to crumble. Today, one of those cases involving a former violence interrupter was dropped.