Baltimore Cops Arrested On Racketeering Charges

615198292-attorney-for-the-state-of-maryland-rod-j-rosenstein

Some of the officers involved in the alleged conspiracy have a history of misconduct, according to the Baltimore Sun, including one whose conduct resulted in multiple settled lawsuits and another who was involved in three shootings over the course of two years. Evodio Calles Hendrix, 32; Det.

The officers were also charged with swearing in false affidavits to obtain search warrants in order to steal property.

Last August, in the wake of the tumult following Freddie Gray's death, the Justice Department issued a report that said the Baltimore police department often used excessive force and conducted unlawful traffic stops in some of the city's poorest and predominantly black communities.

Court documents claim that one officer said "one hour can be eight hours" when referring to actual time worked versus the amount of time reported on a time sheet.

"These are really robberies by people who are wearing police uniforms", said Maryland US Attorney Rod Rosenstein.

The explosive indictment reads more like a Hollywood movie script than a routine charging document, as the feds followed what they described as a squad of renegade officers committing brazen robberies of innocent residents and staging cover-ups to avoid detection by their supervisors.

Baltimore entered a consent decree with the Justice Department in January that included sweeping reforms.

The yearlong investigation involved the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Baltimore Police Department.

Читайте также: The New Lorde Song 'Green Light' Is Here VIDEO

Rosenstein announced the indictments at a press conference with Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis and officials with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration.

"I turned the camera off", Gondo said.

U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein, who's about to become the #2 at the Department of Justice, broke down the allegations at a mid morning press conference. Jenkins filed for five days when he was on vacation with his family, and other officers discussed going to a casino or a bar on days when they filed for overtime pay. I've said on more than one occasion: "good cops hate to work with bad cops".

It culminated Wednesday morning with all seven officers being arrested and escorted into Federal Bureau of Investigation custody by Baltimore Police Internal Affairs, but as this department pushes reform, it is an open question as to how this scheme went on for so long undetected. He said that the recordings demonstrate "a lack of respect for the system, particularly in discussions about overtime".

The indictment alleges that in addition to individuals, the officers stole from department, billing for overtime when they were not on the job.

"We are very disturbed over the charges filed against our members by the U.S. Attorney today".

"These officers are entitled to due process and a fair trial in accordance with the Constitution and the laws of our state", Ryan said in a statement.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2017 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Related:

  • Upcoming Windows 10 Feature Lets Users Block Installation of Win32 Apps

    Microsoft's new addition could assist users in avoiding malicious programs and software and viruses. Well , it still depends on how the Windows Store app narrative plays out but at least there's hope.
    Iran test-fires two more missiles during naval exercises

    Iran test-fires two more missiles during naval exercises

    A naval commander confirmed that Iran is carrying out naval drills in the Indian Ocean and at the mouth of the Gulf. But the drill does not involve Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard, a paramilitary force the U.S.

    Reliance Jio Prime vs Airtel, Vodafone, Idea 4G offers

    For outgoing calls roaming charges will be removed so one will have to pay only the local outgoing charges, which is around Rs 0.50 per minute.
  • In2: Film - Win Merchandise from the new Wolverine movie - Logan

    This is land that will mock you and diminish you if you show up with a script, a team and a kaupapa not worthy of the place. Keen more than holds her own with the adults in the cast and brings a surprising amount of nuance to her character.
    German mayor appeals for calm as Syrian arrested for killing

    German mayor appeals for calm as Syrian arrested for killing

    The former is suspected of killing 36 people prior to arriving in Germany, Deutsche Welle reported Thursday. Spokeswoman Frauke Koehler declined to discuss reports that both men were asylum seekers.

    Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Gen Xers, Millennials

    They rose about three per cent per year from 1974 to 2013 in adults aged 20 to 29 and from 1980 to 2013 in adults aged 30 to 39. Siegel said she hopes young adults and their doctors will be more vigilant in recognizing the signs of colorectal cancer.
  • Kerala bishop arrested for raping minor girl

    Kerala bishop arrested for raping minor girl

    The total registered crimes against women went up from 12,385 to 14,061, which includes 4,035 cases of molestation besides rapes. The police said the priest had promised money to the girl's father for accepting the paternity of the child.

    The Government Reverses Position on Texas Voter ID Law

    Supreme Court gutted the section of the Voting Rights Act that required federal government preclearance. The Texas law has been ruled to be illegal under the federal Voting Rights Act by the U.S.

    Arizona Coyotes trade veteran Martin Hanzal to Wild for draft picks

    Hanzal, a pending unrestricted free agent, was sought after by a number of contending teams ahead of Wednesday's trade deadline. Ryan White meanwhile has seven goals and six assists in 46 games, along with a team leading 70 penalty minutes.
  • Oil in Global Economy Series: Is Saudi Arabia bypassing OPEC deal?

    Oil in Global Economy Series: Is Saudi Arabia bypassing OPEC deal?

    The rise in production is consistent with the substantial increase in the number of rigs drilling for oil since May 2016. OPEC has made a decision to produce 1.8 million barrels less per day to end the global oil oversupply.
    Paul Ryan sees Trump 'as more of a chairman' as president

    Paul Ryan sees Trump 'as more of a chairman' as president

    Ryan, however, did not say he wanted to see a special prosecutor appointed to help investigate the potential ties. They did a scrub of everything - presented it all to us", Ryan said.

    Iran requests 950 tons of uranium from Kazakhstan

    Iran's official stock of enriched uranium has fallen by half after large amounts stuck in pipes have been recategorized as unrecoverable under a process agreed with major powers, the United Nations atomic watchdog said Friday.

Comments

Latest news

New Mexico health agency: Flu activity widespread in state
All 16 deaths were reported to be adults, the first time in three weeks that there was no pediatric death from the flu. Signs to watch for include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills and fatigue.

Move over, April: Denver Zoo quietly welcomes baby giraffe
Zoo officials said the pregnancy itself was "unplanned" and that Dobby's mother, Kipele, was actually on birth control. Anyway, Dobby is the first giraffe born at the Denver Zoo since 2010, and they're happy with the surprise.

Hugh Jackman Bids Farewell To Wolverine
On the show, Jackman said that the Wolverine diet consisted of boiled chicken, broccoli, and cauliflower. I hope fans will say: "finally, this is the Wolverine movie I wanted to see".

ISM manufacturing tops estimates in February
The employment portion of the index fell to a reading of 54.2 in February from 56.1 in January, but it still indicated expansion. The energy sector may improve "as oil prices firm up", Menaker said.

Boy dies after being left in SUV outside Florida day care
The young woman arrived for work Tuesday morning at the BFF Kidz Child Care Center with her two-year-old half brother. The National Weather Service estimated that the outside temperature in the area was about 90 degrees around 2:30 p.m.

Russia, Syria Mistakenly Bomb US-backed Syrian Fighters
Townsend said the United States is "still in decision-making stages" as to whether or not join the SDF assault on Raqqa "and what equipment they might need".

Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks continue, new photo shows on-screen navigation buttons
This leak comes our way from Evan Blass (formerly EVLeaks ), a highly trusted and accurate leaker in the smartphone space. The phone has a larger top bezel than the bottom, and features a curved display, along with curved corners.

DWI suspected in crash that hurt 28 at New Orleans parade
Police Chief Michael Harrison says one person in custody and that he is being investigated for driving while intoxicated. It was just a few feet from where she stood when it struck a teen or man who looked "young, college-aged", she said.

Opposition points to signs of progress at Geneva talks
The Observatory said that in addition to the airstrikes, al-Waer is being subjected to shelling. It's about taking a stand when civilians are maimed and murdered with toxic weapons".

'Priority Pathogens': WHO Sounds Alarm On These 12 Superbugs
Wealthier countries created this global crisis, excessively using antibiotics, which resulted in the nasties that we have today. Stopping the superbug onslaught also requires better efforts at communicating the role and use of antibiotics.

Samsung heir indicted on bribery and embezzlement charges
Shares of Samsung Electronics closed Tuesday at 1,922,000 won ($1,694.89), up 19,000 won or 1 percent from the previous session. State prosecutors did not press charges against Park because of her presidential immunity from criminal indictment.

BlackBerry KeyOne pairs physical keyboard with Android Nougat
It runs on the latest Android 7.1 Nougat along with Blackberry Hub that brings all the Blackberry features into a single app. The phone also features the security software found on the DTEK phones, and TCL claims that the battery will last all day.

Pittsburgh Steelers franchise tag Le'Veon Bell
Brown joins Marvin Harrison as the only players in National Football League history with four straight 100-catch seasons. Under the rules of the exclusive rights franchise tender, Bell can not negotiate an offer sheet with another team.

Sheila Dikshit clarifies on immature Rahul remark
If electricity is given uninterrupted in Ramzan, then it should be given in Diwali without a break. He tries to spread poison in the society", said Gandhi during a public rally".

Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus Review: Hands-on
Huawei also announced new Android Watches, the Huawei Watch 2 and Huawei Watch 2 Classic at its Mobile World Congress event . In comparison, the Huawei P10 Plus features a 5.5-inch 2K (1440x2560 pixels) display , and comes with a 3750mAh battery.

Other news