How an extra GPS tracker on a drug dealer’s car unraveled a corrupt Baltimore police force that robbed homeless people and resold confiscated heroin and ecstasy back on the street

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A shocking look into Baltimore’s corrupt Gun Trace Task Force, that would routinely rob citizens of money and drugs, then turn around and sell them back on the street. The task force even robbed a homeless man of his money.


  • Seven of the eight men in the Gun Trace Task Force were arrested March 2017

  • Wayne Earl Jenkins, Momodu Gondo, Evodio Hendrix, Maurice Ward, Jemell Rayam, Daniel Hersl, and Marcus Taylor were all convicted 

  • Investigation found the men had stolen more than $100,000 from victims 

  • And two of the men even worked to try and have a rival killed for a drug dealer 

It was a case that would rock Baltimore to its core. An elite police squad robbing its own citizens, stealing thousands of dollars and re-selling confiscated drugs.

There were homeless men and construction workers who were robbed, prisoners who claimed they were framed, and a shed where ecstasy and heroin were stored.

What sounds like a plot out of a Hollywood film became reality in March 2017 when seven of the eight men who made up the Gun Trace Task force were arrested.

They became one of America’s most corrupt police force, and their entire world came crashing down due to one rogue GPS tracker, according to the BBC.

Wayne Earl Jenkins, Momodu Gondo, Evodio Hendrix, Maurice Ward, Jemell Rayam, Daniel Hersl, and Marcus Taylor were arrested in March 2017.

All seven cops were on the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force, a plainclothes unit focused on handgun violations and tracing illegal firearms.

Led by Jenkins, the group worked on the taskforce in 2015 and 2016.

Only one member of the entire squad, John Clewell, was not arrested. And yet it was Clewell’s name who helped bring down the entire operation.

The house of cards began to tumble back in October 19, 2015, during an investigation into suspected heroin dealer Aaron Anderson.

Anderson and rival dealer Antonio Shropshire, both based in Baltimore, were supplying the bulk of heroin to rural Harford County.

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