Tag: drugs

De Sousa appoints former Philly DEA head as deputy police commissioner

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Newly appointed Baltimore Police Deputy Commissioner Gary Tuggle. Image via PBS.

A former U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency division chief who began his career as a cop in Baltimore will be the newest deputy commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department.

Baltimore, Anne Arundel Counties Suing Opioid Makers and Distributors

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Hydrocodone pills. Photo via Flickr, CC by 2.0

Two counties bordering Baltimore are suing pharmaceutical firms and distributors for contributing to the deadly opioid crisis that’s hit Maryland.

62-Year-Old Man Arrested in Reservoir Hill with Spray Bottles of Fentanyl ‘in Plain View’

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Guns seized by police in Reservoir Hill. Photo via Baltimore Police Department.

Acting on an anonymous tip yesterday afternoon, city police arrested a 62-year-old local who they say was equipped with numerous guns, knives, handcuffs and a half-dozen bottles of hospital-grade fentanyl.

Philly Cop Indicted in Racketeering Investigation of BPD Gun Unit

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Baltimore’s infamous Gun Trace Task Force was facilitating drug trafficking across state lines, according to a newly unsealed federal indictment.

Another Indicted Detective from BPD’s Racketeering Ring Pleads Guilty

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Det. Jemell Rayam

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.

Report: BPD Officer Captured on Body Cam Placing Drugs in Trash Testified that He Didn’t Place Drugs in Trash

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Still via footage from the Office of the Public Defender

The Baltimore police officer whose body camera video from a January drug arrest set off a firestorm last week reportedly testified in another case that he never placed any drugs at the scene.

Mosby: Video of Officer Placing Drugs in Can ‘Wasn’t Immediately Visible’ During Initial Review

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Still via YouTube/Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said today that the now-infamous body cam footage of a city police officer placing a bag of drugs inside a soup can and then “finding” it wasn’t immediately noticeable when prosecutors were reviewing the footage early on.

Public Defender’s Office: Body Cam Footage Shows City Police Officer Planting Drugs

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Still via footage from the Office of the Public Defender

Some body camera footage released by public defenders appears to show questionable evidence-handling by a Baltimore police officer.

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