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Former Head Of Gun Trace Task Force Indicted In Racketeering Case

August 30th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The former officer in charge of the Baltimore Police Department's Gun Trace Task Force is the eighth indicted in a racketeering conspiracy that ensnared seven of his former subordinates. WBAL reports Sgt. Thomas Allers, 49, of Linthicum Heights, was indicted last Thursday. The federal indictment was unsealed with his Wednesday arrest, the U.S. attorney's office says.

Allers allegedly shook down victims, some of whom hadn't committed crimes, swore false affidavits and submitted false incident reports.

Allers, a 21-year veteran, took charge of the task force in July of 2013. He was reassigned in June of last year. All alleged robbery and extortion incidents are said to have taken place in that time.

Baltimore police didn't immediately return a request for comment.

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