The Latest: Ex-leader of corrupt police unit gets 25 years
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of the former leader of a corrupt Baltimore police unit (all times local):
A leader of a corrupt Baltimore police unit has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake handed down the punishment Thursday to former Gun Trace Task Force leader Sgt. Wayne Jenkins.
Jenkins had pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges including racketeering, robbery and falsifying records. He is the second member of the disbanded task force to be sentenced.
In his plea agreement, Jenkins admitted to robbing hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash as well as drugs including cocaine and heroin from people who had been temporarily detained or arrested.
Jenkins gave stolen drugs to an associate who resold them, enriching both men.
An ex-leader of a rogue Baltimore police unit is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court.
Former Gun Trace Task Force leader Sgt. Wayne Jenkins pleaded guilty in January to charges including racketeering and robbery. His plea agreement calls for a sentence of 20 to 30 years in prison. He will be sentenced Thursday. The plea agreement details how Jenkins stole drugs and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, entered homes illegally and falsified records, among other misdeeds.
Three former officers who were also part of the corrupt task force are scheduled to be sentenced Thursday and Friday.
In May, U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake sentenced former Sgt. Thomas Allers to 15 years in prison. Allers was the first former member of the gun task force to be sentenced.