Two Baltimore police detectives have been convicted of what’s being called “the biggest police corruption scandal in city history.”
The Baltimore Sun reports Daniel T. Hersl, 48, and Marcus R. Taylor, 31, were both found guilty by a federal jury on charges of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, and robbery.
Police trusted with taking guns off the streets of Baltimore were instead robbing citizens, corruption trial reveals https://t.co/DsOx8p7U2k
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) February 12, 2018
“Their business model was that the people that they were robbing had no recourse,” stated U.S. Attorney Stephen Schenning following the verdict.
The two rogue detectives are now staring at a prison sentence of up to 60 years. As the video states below however, a total of seven police officers were all indicted.
Darryl De Sousa, acting Police Commissioner for the city of Baltimore, said the trial “uncovered some of the most egregious and despicable acts ever perpetrated in law enforcement.” – reports say multiple other “unindicted” officers were accused of similar crimes. Hersl and Taylor were identified as part of a Gun Trace Task Force (G.T.T.F.) crew that would regularly steal money and divide it among them. They were also accused of covering for each other as they filed for thousands of dollars in unearned overtime pay.