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Baltimore Police Sergeant Indicted For Planting Gun On Victim To Justify Intentionally Running Him Over

Former Baltimore Police photo of former sergeant Keith Gladstone

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Baltimore Police Sergeant Indicted For Planting Gun On Victim To Justify Intentionally Running Him Over





Former Baltimore police sergeant Keith Gladstone has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of planting evidence in 2014, WBAL-TV reports.

Gladstone was charged with conspiracy to deprive civil rights, conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States and witness tampering.

The former sergeant is accused of planting a gun in 2014 to justify an incident in which Sgt. Wayne Jenkins deliberately ran over Demetric Simon who had been arrested.



“In light of the indictment, the Baltimore Police Department announced Tuesday that three other officers would be suspended and investigated by the Internal Affairs department,” The Baltimore Sun reports.

Gladstone, who retired from the BPD in May 2017, pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognizance.

Acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison released a statement, saying, “The allegations outlined today in court are beyond disturbing, and speak to a culture that I am here to change. We are working with our federal partners on this ongoing investigation. Based on today’s indictment and other information provided to me, I am suspending three current Baltimore police officers pending the outcome of an Internal Affairs investigation. A fourth officer listed in today’s indictment had already been suspended and will also be investigated by our Internal Affairs section.”

If convicted, Gladstone faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, prosecutors said.

“Prosecuting criminals who work in police agencies is essential both to protect our communities and to support the many honorable officers whose reputations they unfairly tarnish,” said Robert K. Hur, the U.S. Attorney for Maryland. “This is not about policing, it is about criminal conspiracy.”





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