10 Baltimore Officers Indicted In Extortion Scheme

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted 10 Baltimore police officers accused of taking kickbacks for diverting drivers at accident scenes to an unauthorized towing company and repair shop.

The shop owner and his brother, an employee of the shop, were also indicted Wednesday. The 12 men are charged with conspiring to commit extortion. Prosecutors allege that the shop paid officers to arrange for their company to tow vehicles from accident scenes.

They are supposed to allow the owner to arrange for a tow or use police communication channels to contact only an authorized towing company.

Prosecutors say seven other officers previously alleged to have participated in the scheme remain charged and the investigation continues into any additional co-conspirators. The police department has suspended a total of 31 officers.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. ARNOLD says:

    OH WELL,,,,,,,DON’T DO THE CRIME IF YOU CAN’T DO THE TIME!!

  2. Herman Glimsher says:

    THEY’LL GET FIRED, BUT STILL COLLECT THEIR FULL PENSIONS LIKE FORMER MAYOR DIXON…………….THAT’LL TEACH THEM JUST LIKE IT TAUGHT HER!!!

  3. LOU says:

    RETIRE THEM LIKE YOU ALL DID TO SHELIA DIXON GIVE THEM THE SAME BENEFITS YOU GAVE HER

  4. Balt bob says:

    Well lets see cop yells at kid on skateboard lost eveythg and mayor steals money gets all pennsion they will get it to you are right this is our govt 4 u I say lock them up and let the people have at them in jail thats it

  5. +real black says:

    hey scotts county , how many of these rats were white?? 28 what? no comment. come on you biggot speak up know….

  6. Fish says:

    For the record one was white, one was black, and the rest were hispanic

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