Dirty Baltimore Cops Plant Guns; Steal Drugs and Money
Article by FLN Staff.
Baltimore has issues; they already have record high homicide rates in the wake of high profile issues with their police. Now their cops are on trial all over again, this time for corruption. In testimony obtained by the Baltimore Sun, it seems that some Baltimore police plant fake guns on suspects.
Prosecutors allege that Baltimore police are both “cops and robbers” at the same time. Maurice Ward, a former member of Baltimore’s Gun Trace Task Force, told the jury that while on duty, he noticed that several of his colleagues kept BB guns and other fake weapons in their glove compartments. Ward claimed they kept the toys “in case we accidentally hit somebody or got into a shootout, so we could plant them,” Ward testified.
Although Ward didn’t say whether Baltimore cops had actually planted a fake gun, one of Ward’s fellow defendants, did have a fake gun in his glove compartment following a 2015 arrest. Six police officers have led guilty to racketeering, while two remain on trial for robbery and planting evidence. In another incident, officers entered a drug suspect home, stole $100,000 from a safe, then turned on a camera to pretend they were opening the safe for the first time.
Task force officers allegedly collaborated with a bail bondsman to confiscate and resell drugs. Witness testimony describes instances of stealing evidence and even falsifying warrants. The testimony reminds the reader of why the regulation of guns and even narcotics can create more criminals than it stops, and why the police should be scrutinized, as their authority is easily abused.
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These tactics are those of a third world banana republic. They need to be exposed and addressed.
Where is Black Lives Matter when there actually IS corruption and abuse of power? Sad
Evidently the dirty cops feels that if the Clinton’s and the Obama’s can get off doing the same kind of things, they should too. Any cop found dirty should be jailed and never ever allowed in any job with authority or responsibility to the public.
My thinking exactly…It’s called trickle down crookedness, all influenced by the crooks at the top. NO integrity as some of us still have
The Baltimore Police or any police department should be subject to random lie detector tests and surprise drug tests by an outside agency, like the FBI or state police, just like FBI and CIA agents are. Background tests should be deeper and ANY drug charge or criminal arrest and or conviction should be a disqualification. We need to tighten up, America!
How dare you when the FBI are so busy trying to find some speck of a witch’s zit to take down President Trump. That is where all the effort is going right now…and thay are also busy covering their own butts.
Under the Clinton’s and Obama administration we had the most crooked government and now TRUMP is cleaning house. Weeding OUT and when all documents are ready there will be some Government people in jail.
We are BLESSED
None of this matters so long as people have their TV/internet/phone, beer, weed and sports. Distraction (i.e. entertainment, media, etc.) is the key for every despot and tyrant…