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Two former BPD GTTF officers released early from federal prison

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Posted at 6:44 AM, Feb 28, 2022

BALTIMORE — Two members of the Baltimore Police Department's disgraced Gun Trace Task Force have been granted an early release from federal prison.

The Bureau of Prisons website shows that former detectives Evodio Hendrix and Maurice Ward were both released on Wednesday, February 16. They were sentenced in June of 2018 to seven years in prison. It's not clear why they were released.

All eight members of the task force team either pleaded guilty or were convicted after an investigation revealed that they targeted suspects, planted evidence on them to make false arrests, and stole money and drugs which they later resold.

Back in 2018, Hendrix and Ward were given lighter sentences than the other six officers convicted, due to their cooperation with investigators.