In February, seven officers in the task force – the entirety of the unit — were indicted on federal racketeering charges.
A federal racketeering case against officers in an elite unit of the Baltimore Police Department deepened Thursday with a new indictment alleging three of them robbed civilians of more than $280,000 over five years.
The three veteran officers from the Gun Trace Task Force also plotted to sell drugs they confiscated during arrests and forged reports to cover their tracks, federal prosecutors said.
A grand jury indictment was unsealed Thursday bringing additional robbery charges against Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, 37; Detective Daniel Hersl, 48; and Detective Marcus Taylor, 30.
Jenkins is due in court Friday and will plead not guilty, his attorney Steven Levin said. Attorneys for Hersl and Taylor did not return messages Thursday.
The grand jury also indicted two civilians with impersonating police officers to commit an armed robbery while a detective from the gun unit served as a lookout. Thomas Finnegan, 38, of Easton, Pa., and David Rahim, 41, of Baltimore, are charged with conspiracy and robbery.