Saturday, November 4, 2017

Third Baltimore police detective pleads guilty in federal racketeering case

Baltimore Police Detective Jemell Rayam will plead guilty Tuesday in federal court to robbing people he detained, billing for overtime hours he didn’t work and forging reports to cover his tracks. Rayam’s guilty plea would bring to three the number of police detectives who have admitted to the criminal charges filed earlier this year.

Six other officers have been indicted in the racketeering case, including the plainclothes gun unit’s former commanders, Sgts. Thomas Allers and Wayne Jenkins. Both men pleaded not guilty, as have Detectives Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor. Their trials are scheduled to begin in January. Detectives Evodio Hendrix and Maurice Ward both pleaded guilty in July and await sentencing next year.