Seven Baltimore police officers arrested on racketeering charges

Seven Baltimore police officers arrested on racketeering chargesSeven Baltimore police officers were arrested on Wednesday on federal racketeering charges for robbing and extorting up to $ 200,000 from victims, along with stealing guns and drugs, prosecutors said. Many of the alleged shakedowns took place while the Baltimore Police Department was under intense media scrutiny and facing a U.S. Justice Department civil rights investigation for the 2015 police-involved death of a black man that plunged the largely African-American city into turmoil. “These are really simply robberies by people wearing police uniforms,” U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein told a news conference.



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