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.
City prosecutors now say they have to drop 125 court cases tainted by the indictments or guilty pleas of eight Baltimore cops who spent years robbing suspects and civilians, selling stolen drugs and guns and falsifying hours.
Det. Sean Suiter “unwittingly” became part of a scheme in which corrupt Baltimore police officers planted heroin on two suspects following a deadly high-speed chase through West Baltimore in 2010, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said today. This month, seven years later, Suiter was shot dead the day before he was set to testify against one of those corrupt officers.
Baltimore’s infamous Gun Trace Task Force was facilitating drug trafficking across state lines, according to a newly unsealed federal indictment.
Det. Momodu Gondo, a.k.a. “G Money,” had his day in court and will be spending some time in prison.
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.
The Baltimore Police Department’s four biggest officer-conduct controversies of the year have now affected 864 criminal cases, according to the newest tally from Marylyn Mosby’s office.
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.
One week out, the indictments of seven Baltimore police officers on federal racketeering charges are already having wide-reaching consequences on Baltimore City’s criminal justice system. For public defenders in the city, the indictments have affected “a little over 100 cases so far,” Deputy District Public Defender Natalie Finegar said in an interview.