Former Police Sergeant Wayne Jenkins was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his participating in spreading corruption in Baltimore, MD.
Jenkins had pleaded guilty in January to two counts of racketeering, two counts of robbery and five counts related to planting drug evidence. This cop also copped to stealing over $250,000 from detainees between 2011 and 2016.
“He’s admitted to … putting poison in our community when he should have been protecting the community … deterrence is important,” U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake said at sentencing.
Jenkins tearfully apologized at the hearing.
“I am so sorry, your honor, so sorry to the citizens of Baltimore,” he said. “I know it’s my fault. I know I have to be punished.”
Jenkins also apologized to the family of Elbert Davis Sr., who was killed in a 2010 crash that followed a pursuit started by him and two other officers.
Jenkins has worked for the department since 2003, and in 2013, he was promoted to sergeant in 2013. Jenkins also dropped a dime on other officers who also worked with him to steal money, property and drugs by detaining victims, entering homes, conducting traffic stops and false search warrant affidavits. He admitted giving stolen drugs, including cocaine and heroin, to bail bondsman Donald Stepp, who sold the drugs and shared $200,000 to $250,000 in proceeds with Jenkins.
Fmr BPD Sgt Wayne Jenkins….ringleader in GTTF corruption case..sentenced to 25 yrs in prison pic.twitter.com/JunXOGFNG2
— Jayne Miller (@jemillerwbal) June 7, 2018
If that wasn’t enough, Jenkins also admitted to filing false incident and arrest reports/records. One of the worst parts of this entire story is that in 2010, he submitted a clean report after he planted evidence that led to the conviction of two Baltimore men.
We know law enforcement officers are not as evil as this but to hear this ringleader admit to all of these problems, you have to wonder how deep is this going to go.
So many Republicans and other patriotic Americans back the boys in blue, so when you hear about this, it has to hurt deeply.
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