Fallout from GTTF trial continues at BPD and State's Attorney's Office

Posted at 5:31 PM, Feb 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-22 17:31:09-05

As he promised in an interview last week, Commissioner-Designate Darryl De Sousa made a very public apology to the city in his confirmation hearing last night.

The Gun Trace Task Force set the department back 40 years he said.

"I sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, I sincerely would like to apologize, Mr. Chair, and council and Baltimore City residents, I sincerely would like to apologize for what they did to Baltimore and I promise that this will not happen again."

To that end, De Sousa also told the council he plans to pick the brains of U. S. Attorneys and FBI to better root out any lasting corruption from the GTTF.

De Sousa said they have a list of names that came out of trial, but told the chamber last night he wants more intel from the feds on just how this corruption was uncovered.

"Next week, or in the next couple of days I will be meeting with the FBI based on the GTTF trial," the commissioner testified.

"We will do whatever we can to help,” Assistant U S. Attorney Leo Wise said in an interview with ABC2 News Investigative Reporter Brian Kuebler yesterday, “He [De Sousa] has a challenging mission and it is an important vital function for our city and so we will do whatever we can to help in that regard."

But the Baltimore Police Department isn't the only city agency gathering GTTF intel.

The Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office, who the feds say had a prosecutor who leaked the investigation to then Sergeant Wayne Jenkins, says it also received information.

In a statement to ABC2 a spokesperson for Ms. Mosby's office said, “The United States Attorney's Office has shared components of its GTTF investigation with our office but we are not at liberty to comment.”

In the same statement though, the office did acknowledge it fired a long-time prosecutor saying, “Anna Mantegna is not an employee of the Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City.”

An attorney for MS. Mantegna says that statement seems to suggest her client was the prosecutor who leaked the investigation to Wayne Jenkins, something Ms. Mantegna vehemently denies.

She, through her attorney now plans to sue Marilyn Mosby's office for wrongful termination and defamation.