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US Members of rogue Baltimore police unit found guilty of corruption charges

04:00  13 february  2018
04:00  13 february  2018 Source:   nbcnews.com

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Image: Baltimore PoliceSeven Baltimore police officers who worked together on a firearms crime task force are charged with stealing money, property and narcotics from people over the course of two years. Clockwise from top left are Marcus Taylor, Daniel Hersl, Maurice Ward, Jemell Rayam, Evodio Hendrix, Wayne Jenkins, and Momodu Gando.© Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: Baltimore PoliceSeven Baltimore police officers who worked together on a firearms crime task force are charged with stealing money, property and narcotics from people over the course of two years. Clockwise from top left are Marcus Taylor, Daniel Hersl, Maurice Ward, Jemell Rayam, Evodio Hendrix, Wayne Jenkins, and Momodu Gando.

Two members of a rogue Baltimore police unit were found guilty Monday of a variety of corruption charges — a case that marred what was already a bleak period for the crime-plagued city.

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The officers, Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor, are among eight Baltimore officers charged with robbing drug dealers, conducting illegal searches, claiming unearned overtime and trying to cover up their crimes. The other six have already pleaded guilty; two testified against their former colleagues.

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Baltimore Police by the use of AP. The dept has created a brand new corruption unit “that can focal point, particularly, in this case and the allegations that had been made, however weren’t a part of the indictment or prosecution,” De Sousa mentioned.

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None of the officers remain on the force, as the police department immediately fired Hersl and Taylor after Monday's verdicts, officials said.

Newly appointed Commissioner Darryl De Sousa said in a statement that he had officers monitoring the trial, which included new accusations of corruption and new intrigue over the death of Detective Sean Suiter, who was shot to death last fall, a day before he was to testify to a grand jury about the unit, called the Gun Trace Task Force.

The department has created a new corruption unit "that will focus, specifically, on this case and the allegations that were made, but were not part of the indictment or prosecution," De Sousa said. He added: "Our job moving forward is to earn back the trust and respect of the community."

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On Monday, two members of a rogue Baltimore police unit were found guilty of a variety of corruption charges . Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor are among eight officers charged with robbing drug dealers, conducting illegal searches

On Monday, two members of a rogue Baltimore police unit were found guilty of a variety of corruption charges . Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor are among eight officers charged with robbing drug dealers, conducting illegal searches

Image: Daniel HerslThis undated photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows Daniel Hersl, one of seven police officers who worked together on a firearms crime task force who are charged with stealing money, property and narcotics from people over the course of two years.© Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: Daniel HerslThis undated photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows Daniel Hersl, one of seven police officers who worked together on a firearms crime task force who are charged with stealing money, property and narcotics from people over the course of two years.

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