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State police talking with BPD about re-investigating Sean Suiter’s death

Det. Sean Suiter. Photo via Baltimore Police Department.

Eighteen months out from the perplexing and unsolved on-the-job death of Det. Sean Suiter, the Baltimore Police Department and Maryland State Police are in talks to conduct a joint investigation of the case.

Independent panel finds Suiter committed suicide, questions Kevin Davis’ handling of it all

From left: Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith, Independent Review Board co-chair Dr. James Coldren, IRB Chair James Stewart and Acting Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle appear at an Aug. 29 press conference to discuss the investigation into Det. Sean Suiter’s death. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

The leaders of the Independent Review Board hired by the Baltimore Police Department to investigate Det. Sean Suiter’s mystifying death last November said today that their findings “have built a compelling case” that Suiter committed suicide the evening of Nov. 15, 2017, at Bennett Place.

Almost equally compelling is the narrative that police officials misled the public about the entire investigation in those first hours and days afterward. Shortly after Suiter was shot, then-Commissioner Kevin Davis told the world the veteran homicide detective was mortally wounded by a “cold, callous killer” while following up on a 2016 triple murder. He said that individual and Suiter had conversed briefly, that the shooter may have been wounded himself in an ensuing struggle and that police were “canvassing doctor’s offices and hospitals,” the report noted.

Corruption and Reform? The 5 Biggest Baltimore Policing Stories of 2017


The Baltimore Police Department entered 2017 with the U.S. Justice Department’s damning investigative report just barely in its rearview, and court-ordered reform hovering overhead. The department now leaves the year behind with more scandal and documented corruption in tow, and the wary eyes of a public eager to see what those reforms will look like.

Davis Asks FBI to Take Over Probe into Det. Suiter’s Murder

Commissioner Kevin Davis and T.J. Smith at a press conference on Friday. Still via Baltimore Police/Facebook.

Under pressure from city and federal lawmakers, Baltimore Police Commissioner has asked the FBI to take the reigns on the investigation of the killing of Det. Sean Suiter.

Police: Murdered Detective Was ‘Used’ by Indicted Officer Who Planted Heroin on Suspects in 2010

Sgt. Wayne Jenkins

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.

Police: Murdered Detective was to Testify in Case Involving Indicted BPD Officers

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis speaks at a Nov. 22 news conference. Image via Facebook/Baltimore Police Department.

Thanksgiving eve featured a couple bombshells from the Baltimore Police Department, including the news that Det. Sean Suiter was due to testify in a federal case involving indicted Baltimore police officers one day after he was murdered in Harlem Park.