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BPD detective tied to GTTF indicted for providing BB gun planted in 2014

Posted: 4:37 AM, Jan 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-16 04:37:35-05
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Another Baltimore City Police detective has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Detective Robert Hankard is charged with falsifying records, conspiring to deprive civil rights and making false statements to a grand jury.

Hankard is a 12-year veteran of the Baltimore City Police force.

The charges in federal court stem from an incident that happened in 2014. Hankard is accused of providing a BB gun which prosecutors say was planted on a man who had been run over during a chase by BPD Sergeant Wayne Jenkins.

In a separate case, Hankard is also accused of faking evidence and planting drugs during an arrest.

If he's convicted, Hankard could face up to 60 years in Federal prison.

Wayne Jenkins was the leader of the Baltimore Police Department's Gun Trace Task Force. He's in federal prison along with seven other members of that disgraced group. They've all pleaded guilty or were convicted of extortion, racketeering and robbing people in Baltimore while on duty.