Seven Baltimore police officers were indicted Wednesday on federal racketeering charges for actions ranging from filing false overtime claims, stealing firearms, and robbing citizens.
The Baltimore Sun reports:
The officers are accused of shaking down citizens, filing false court paperwork and making fraudulent overtime claims, all while Justice Department investigators were scrutinizing the department for what they concluded was widespread civil rights violations.
One of the officers was also accused in a separate indictment of participating in an illegal drug organization and tipping its members off to investigations.
U. S. Attorney for Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein said the Drug Enforcement Administration began looking at the officers about a year ago while investigating the drug organization. The probe eventually involved the FBI and electronic surveillance – including a recording device placed in a Baltimore police vehicle.
This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on MARCH 2, 2017.