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Gun Trace Task Force members sentenced to lengthy prison terms

Posted at 12:20 PM, Jun 07, 2018


Two of the eight police officers convicted of racketeering in what became known as the Gun Trace Task Force case were sentenced to lengthy prison terms Thursday, WMAR-2News' Brian Kuebler reports..

Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, the leader of the task force, was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He faced a potential maximum sentence of 30 years.

Jenkins made a tearful plea to the courtroom, apologizing to at least four victims and saying he "tarnished the badge," Kuebler reported from his seat in the court room.

"I am sorry I did this to Baltimore," Jenkins said. 

Jenkins was the first of four officers to be sentenced this week. 

Former detective Marcus Taylor was sentenced to 18 years in prison Thursday afternoon. 

Most of the eight officers pleaded guilty to robbing residents and overtime fraud.

Former Sgt. Thomas Allers was the first former Gun Trace Task Force member to be sentenced last month, he was received to 15 years in prison.

This story will be updated.