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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:48 PM

Baltimore Police officers found guilty in Gun Trace Task Force corruption case

Source: Baltimore Sun

A federal jury has convicted two Baltimore Police detectives for their roles in one of the biggest police corruption scandals in recent memory.

Detectives Daniel T. Hersl, 48, and Marcus R. Taylor, 31, were found guilty of racketeering conspiracy and racketeering. Federal prosecutors said they and other members of the Gun Trace Task Force had acted as “both cops and robbers,” using the power of their badges to steal large sums of money from residents under the guise of police work.

Hersl and Taylor were both acquitted on the count of possession of firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, which carried mandatory minimum sentence of five years.

The convicted officers join six of their former colleagues who previously pleaded guilty in the case, four of whom took the stand at the trial and testified for the government.

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By Justin Fenton
The Baltimore Sun

FEBRUARY 12, 2018, 5:40 PM


Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-gttf-verdict-20180208-story.html

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MrScorpio Feb 2018 #1

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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:10 AM

1. "...Every cop is a criminal, and all the sinners, saints."

His Royal Mickness.

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