2/28/2017 - Seven Baltimore police officers stand accused in a federal racketeering indictment of robbing people, claiming fraudulent overtime and filing false affidavits.
The officers, members of the department's Gun Trace Task Force, are accused of stopping people and seizing their money for their own use.
In one cited instance, several of the accused officers stopped a the maintenance supervisor of a nursing home stole $1,500 in cash that he was planning to to pay his rent with.
According to the indictment, amounts stolen range from $200 to $200,000.
As part of the overtime fraud, one officer reportedly claimed overtime while in reality on vacation in Myrtle Beach with his family.
The investigation into the officers began over a year ago and have so far resulted in charges against; Sgt. Wayne Jenkins and Detectives Momodu Gondo, Evodio Hendrix, Daniel Hersl, Jemell Rayam, Marcus Taylor and Maurice Ward.