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A Baltimore Police Department uniform in March 2016. (Photo: Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

Three Baltimore police officers who were already indicted now face additional federal charges in a racketeering-and-robbery operation that included reselling seized narcotics, pocketing thousands of dollars in cash that went unreported, a gun, jewelry and other valuables.

Sgt. Wayne Earl Jenkins, Det. Daniel Thomas Hersl and Det. Marcus Roosevelt Taylor are all charged with racketeering, robbery and extortion, among other charges. The trio are also accused of bilking the city of overtime that nearly doubled their take-home pay, according to the superseding indictment unsealed Thursday.

The trio are accused of 13 robberies between spring 2011 and October 2016, which involved targeted traffic stops, false search warrants and “detainments” that never led to arrests, according to the federal court documents. The three were all assigned to the Gun Trace Task Force last year, and Jenkins was the supervisor of the unit.

The total gains were over $280,000 in cash, two kilograms of cocaine, 20 or more pounds of marijuana and a $4,000 wristwatch, among other property.

The six-count indictment focused on the three officers, but four others have rearraignment dates set for the coming months: Det. Momodu Bondeva Kenton Gondo, Det. Evodio Calles Hendrix, Det. Jemell Lamar Rayam and Det. Maurice Kilpatrick Ward. (Gondo is also charged in a separate drug trafficking conspiracy with non-BPD defendants.)

The latest superseding indictment includes a seizure of 20 pounds of marijuana at Belvedere Towers during a drug sale. Jenkins posed as a Drug Enforcement Agency agent, took possession of the drugs and told the alleged dealers he would later decide whether to charge them. Later that night, Jenkins also allegedly robbed a stripper at a strip club, according to the court filing.

Jenkins would tell the suspects he was “cutting them a break,” or words to that effect, before robbing them.

Another incident involved opening a suspected drug dealer’s home safe and finding $200,000 inside. Jenkins took out the cash, put $100,000 back, and then had a colleague take smartphone video to make it appear that only $100,000 had ever been stored there, according to the court document.

In a separate incident, the cops pulled over a couple who were never charged. The pair were detained, taken to their home, and $20,000 of the total $70,000 found at their home was taken by the Baltimore officers. Later, the remaining $50,000 was recovered by the Maryland State Police, according to documents.

The sergeant had sources within the Baltimore Police Department and the Assistant State’s Attorney’s Office who informed him of an ongoing federal investigation into the robbery conspiracy. The officers involved knew to turn off their body cameras at key times, according to the indictment.

Jenkins was also the supervisor who would write slips for eight hours of overtime for the officers, even if they had only worked one such hour. He additionally put in for his own overtime while on vacation in Myrtle Beach, according to the indictment.

Two civilians made their first appearance on charges outlined in the latest indictment.

Thomas Robert Finnegan of Easton, Pennsylvania, and David Kendall Rahim, of Baltimore, are also charged with posing as officers and engaging in a robbery in connection with the conspiracy, federal authorities allege. The Gun Trace Task Force executed a search warrant on a store in June 2014. The proprietress was not arrested and nothing was seized—but she did tell the officers that she was carrying $20,000 cash in her pocketbook to pay off a tax liability. The cops allegedly told this to Finnegan and Rahim, who later that day robbed her of the sum at her home at gunpoint, authorities allege. 

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