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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:15 AM

Ignoring warning signs of misconduct, Baltimore Police praised -- and promoted -- Gun Trace Task Force

https://news.baltimoresun.com/cops-and-robbers/part-one/


Wayne Jenkins was living a double life.

Then 34, he was already an admired leader of aggressive street squads and would go on to head the elite Gun Trace Task Force, one of the Baltimore Police Departmentís go-to assets in the fight against violent crime.

He was also the ringleader of a criminal enterprise of police officers who were robbing people and dealing drugs.

The indictment of Jenkins and six of his gun task force officers on federal racketeering charges rocked Baltimore when the announcement came in March 2017. A squad of veteran police officers stood accused of committing numerous robberies, as well as extortion and overtime fraud. Many Baltimore residents had long distrusted the police, and more so after the death of Freddie Gray. But the scope and breadth of these allegations were staggering.

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Reply Ignoring warning signs of misconduct, Baltimore Police praised -- and promoted -- Gun Trace Task Force (Original post)
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yagotme Jun 2019 #1

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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 06:32 PM

1. Good riddance.

Get rid of the bad apples, make an example of them, maybe our police forces can get a lot better.

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