Tag: gun trace task force

Pugh says despite initial opposition, she won’t ask Hogan to veto state GTTF commission bill

Gun Trace Task Force members (top row L-R) Thomas Allers, Momudo Gondo, Maurice Ward and Marcus Taylor, and (bottom row L-R) Jemell Rayam, Evodio Hendrix, Daniel Hersl and Wayne Jenkins. Images via the Baltimore Police Department.

Mayor Catherine Pugh on Wednesday said her initial opposition to a state commission investigating the Gun Trace Task Force was that it would be “duplicative” of efforts by federal prosecutors and the city’s own police monitoring team, but she would not ask Gov. Larry Hogan to veto the legislation.

Another GTTF-Connected Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 15-Plus Years

Former dets. Momodu Gondo (right) and Jemell Rayam. Images via Baltimore Police Department.

A federal judge has sentenced a fourth Baltimore man with ties to now-incarcerated officers from the corrupt Gun Trace Task Force to more than 15 years and eight months in prison for distributing heroin.

Gun Trace Task Force Members Hersl and Taylor Convicted of Racketeering, Robbery and Other Charges

Former officers Daniel Hersl (left) and Marcus Taylor. Images via Baltimore Police Department.

By Ethan McLeod and Brandon Weigel

A federal grand jury on Monday convicted Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor, two former members of a Baltimore Police Department team charged with getting weapons off city streets, of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, robbery and wire fraud charges, according to reporters covering the case.

Regardless of the Verdict, the Gun Trace Task Force Case is Likely Just the Beginning

Former officers Daniel Hersl (left) and Marcus Taylor. Images via Baltimore Police Department.

A gray-haired man and a blonde woman left the courtroom as the prosecution was delivering its final arguments to the jury. The man looked at Det. Daniel Hersl and nodded. The woman appeared to be crying.

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.

Man Pleads Guilty to Helping City Cop Rob Brooklyn Couple at Gunpoint

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

The fallout from the Gun Trace Task Force’s now-infamous run continued today with the guilty plea of a man who helped a city cop, his cousin, rob a Brooklyn couple three years ago.

Fourth City Detective Pleads Guilty to Racketeering and Drug Conspiracy, Faces 40 Years

Det. Momodu Bondo. Photo via Baltimore Police Department.

Det. Momodu Gondo, a.k.a. “G Money,” had his day in court and will be spending some time in prison.