Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby Holds Press Release on Alleged Police Evidence Tampering

Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 

Ephesians 5:11-12

Baltimore State’s Attorney holds press conference to address a video, which has now gone viral, allegedly showing a Baltimore City Detective, while two other Officers watched, planting evidence at a crime scene, allegedly to frame an unidentified African American male. Deputy Attorney Janice Bledsoe and her former law partner Sandra Goldthorpe (who were some of the best Baltimore criminal defense lawyers in the State), addressed the room of reporters regarding the incident. Bledsoe, who famously represented Kenneth Perry, who in 2011, was found guilty of the 1998 murders of LaShawn Jordan, Kelly Bunn and Bunn’s unborn child.

Lashawn Jordan

LaShawn Jordan

Perry was previously convicted of the killings in 2001 and sentenced to life without parole, but a judge ordered the case retried after it was revealed that a prosecutor, Cassandra Costley, who died in 2015, had withheld some evidence from the defense.

Throughout the trial, Perry threatened Bledsoe; causing her to inform the Court that she received phone calls from several Baltimore City inmates indicating that she would be killed. Bledsoe stated in open court, outside the presence of the jury, that she was “Extremely Scared of Perry”. Shortly after the conviction, Bledsoe was hired as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the City of Baltimore. Goldthorpe was also hired soon thereafter. Based on Bledsoe’s impeccable experience in dealing with the criminal justice system; it is without question that she will zealously and vigorously determine what occurred in the underlying case. Mosby, who famously prosecuted 6 Baltimore City Police Officers, for the unfortunate killing of Freddie Gray has championed justice through transparency and accountability, despite, political pressure to do otherwise. See Baltimore Sun Article

The press conference can be viewed below.

 

(Alert)Corrupt Baltimore Cops Arrested

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(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.
The amounts stolen range from $200 to $200,000, authorities said of the alleged conspiracy.
“These are really robberies by people who are wearing police uniforms,” said Maryland US Attorney Rod Rosenstein.
The officers schemed to steal money, property and narcotics by detaining people, entering residences, conducting traffic stops and swearing out false search warrant affidavits, according to the indictment.
Rosenstein announced the indictments at a press conference with Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis and officials with the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration. The investigation began a year ago and included electronic surveillance of the officers.
“These are 1930’s style gangsters as far as I’m concerned,” said Davis. “This is a punch in the gut for the Baltimore Police Department.”
The officers were identified as Sgt. Wayne Jenkins and Detectives Momodu Gondo, Evodio Hendrix, Daniel Hersl, Jemell Rayam, Marcus Taylor and Maurice Ward.
CNN was reaching out Wednesday evening to see whether they have attorneys.
The arrested officers are accused of engaging in “large-scale time and attendance fraud.”
In one instance, one of the officers was paid overtime when he was actually on vacation with his family in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, according to the indictment.
Two were heard on a phone call boasting about committing overtime fraud for “a whole year” and making “at least $8,000 to $10,000 a month,” according to the indictment.
The charges came less than two months after the Justice Department and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a consent decree mandating police reforms in Baltimore.
That followed a DOJ report which said unconstitutional practices of some of Baltimore’s officers lead to a disproportionate rates of stops, searches and arrests of black residents, and excessive use of force against juveniles and those with mental health disabilities.

SEE CNN STORY HERE