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Annapolis officer allegedly stole thousands worth of Walmart merchandise while working secondary employment

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Posted at 1:00 PM, May 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-07 08:41:32-04

ANNAPOLIS — An Annapolis Police Officer has been arrested and charged with theft in Baltimore County.

On April 5, Gerrard Williams, an Annapolis police officer, was suspended, with pay, following a notification received from the Baltimore County Police Department.

The Annapolis Police Department’s Internal Affairs section received notification of an investigation of thefts that may involve Williams.

Williams was arrested on Wednesday. He has been charged with a theft scheme by Baltimore County Police.

Following the arrest, Williams' suspension status has been changed to suspended without pay. The Department has been in communication with the Baltimore County Police Department and has cooperated fully with the investigation.

An investigation by detectives revealed that Williams worked secondary employment at the Wal-Mart located in the 3600 block of Washington Boulevard.

During his shift, between the dates of February 8, 2021- March 30, 2021, Williams is accused of stealing approximately $3,643.59 from the business. The items stolen include:

  • Flat screen televisions
  • Window air conditioners
  • Baby products
  • Food/Beverages
  • Hygiene products
  • Clothing
  • Household goods
  • Dog food/Care items
  • Bedding

Williams was taken into custody at his residence after a warrant was issued for his arrest on April 27. He has since been released on his own recognizance.

“The Annapolis Police Department is committed to the highest level of ethical standards for our officers, in no way does this unfortunate incident reflect the values or the dedication the men and women display each and every day. Integrity remains at the core of who we are as a Department,” stated Chief Ed Jackson.