Thursday, March 2, 2017

7 Baltimore officers accused of abusing power, robbing citizens

Top: Daniel Hersl, Evodio Hendrix, Jemell Rayam, Marcus Taylor; bottom: Maurice Ward, Momodu Gando, and Wayne Jenkins -- the seven police officers facing charges.

By Mary Kay Mallonee, CNN

 (CNN)Seven Baltimore police officers -- members of the department's Gun Trace Task Force -- were accused Wednesday in a federal racketeering indictment of robbing people, claiming fraudulent overtime and filing false affidavits.

The officers are accused of stopping people -- some of whom were not even suspected of any crimes -- and seizing their money and pocketing it. In one instance, several of the officers stopped a maintenance supervisor at a nursing home and stole $1,500 that he was planning to use to pay his rent, according to the indictment. Read more >>