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Baltimore's Top Cop Uses Ruse In Kickback Arrests

February 24, 2011  | 

Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld set up the arrests of more than a dozen officers involved in a towing kickback scheme by calling them to the police academy under the ruse of an equipment inspection.

Fifteen of the 17 officers who have been charged reported to the academy, and were stripped of their badges. An academy recruit witnessed the arrests, which included Commissioner Bealefeld saying, "I'm here to reclaim our badge."

The commissioner, who was accompanied by the FBI's Baltimore director Richard A. McFeely, said he wanted the arrests done in a "very deliberate way" that was "meaningful and respectful," and also sent a stern message to the 3,000-member force, reports the Baltimore Sun.

The officers are charged with steering traffic accident victims to the Magestic Auto Repair Shop in Rosedale in exchange for kickbacks.


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R. G. Montgomery @ 2/25/2011 10:24 AM

Good work.

Now, the investigation needs to expand and find out how many superior officers knew about this 'arrangement'. I find it hard to believe fourteen separate officers could be doing this and not a single Sergeant, Lieutenant or other upper management knew about it.

All departments and agencies need to be clean from bottom to top. Or top to bottom, as one prefers.

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