Mosby Indicts 25 Baltimore Correctional Officers, Argues They're A Criminal Gang

Sandy Malone

Prosecutors announced Tuesday that 25 Baltimore correctional officers had been indicted on a huge number of charges.

Baltimore, MD – Twenty-five Baltimore correctional officers who stand accused of acts of violence, intimidation, and use of excessive force were indicted on a combined 236 charges.

Some of the correctional officers are facing as many as 150 years in prison for their alleged crimes, The Baltimore Sun reported.

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced the indictments at a press conference at the massive jail complex downtown on Tuesday, WBAL reported.

"All 25 of these correctional officers have allegedly abused their power and abused our trust," Mosby said.

The investigation into the abuses by correctional officers began after officials received a tip about inappropriate use of force during a specific incident in 2018, WBAL reported.

Investigators conducted interviews, dug through records, and reviewed surveillance video footage at all of the facilities in Baltimore and found multiple incidences of inmates being severe mistreated in multiple Baltimore correctional facilities, Mosby said.

“While the investigation revealed a series of seemingly isolated incidents dating back to 2016, further examination divulged multiple examples of excessive force utilized against detainees at different facilities, which ultimately led to the discovery of a criminal enterprise functioning within the tactical unit," Mosby said, according to The Baltimore Sun.

The indicted correctional officers worked at the Metropolitan Transition Center, the Baltimore Pretrial Facility, the Maryland Corrections Department’s Jail Industries Building, and Baltimore City Booking and Intake Facility, The Baltimore Sun reported.

"The purpose of the alleged enterprise was to maintain its dominance in its operational territory. To achieve this purpose, the alleged enterprise engaged in illegal and excessive force through assaults of inmates, use of threats against inmates and various retaliatory tactics to ensure compliance with TAC's authority," Mosby said.

She said all of the accused officers are members of Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services' Baltimore Central Regional Tactical Unit, WBAL reported.

Some of the accused correctional officers are officials and supervisors, The Baltimore Sun reported.

The indictments charged that the correctional officers used excessive force and committed several acts of violence, destruction of evidence, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy.

The tactical unit’s supervisor, 49-year-old Correctional Captain Kevin Hickson, stands accused of being the “organizer, supervisor, promoter and manager” of the criminal enterprise, The Baltimore Sun reported.

The indictment outlined 47 times when Correctional Capt. Hickson or members of his team assaulted inmates at the Baltimore correctional facilities.

Prosecutors charged that the captain and those under him used “illegal and excessive force through assaults of inmates, use of threats against inmates, and various retaliatory tactics to assure complete compliance with [the tactical team’s] authority, which bolsters [its] overall reputation within the territory and suppresses any dissension and discord among the overall prison population."

The accused correctional officers had been on paid leave during the investigation but were changed to leave-without-pay status once they were indicted, WBAL reported.

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Robert Green called the allegations “disturbing,” but credited Maryland Governor Larry Hogan for confronting corruption in the state’s corrections facilities, according to The Baltimore Sun.

“This case represents our strong effort to root out people who don’t belong in the field of public safety and rehabilitation,” Green said. “This is a disturbing case, but it does not and should not cast a shadow on the commitment and integrity of the exceptional correctional professionals in this department.”

Comments (74)
Excalibr4
Excalibr4

WTF? Did some attorney go in the jail and ask all the inmates if they were ever mishandled? What evidence, besides the criminal's testimony do they have? This ain't no daycare center! So the liberal "war on cops" has expanded to correctional officers?

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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Uh-oh. Sounds like they are FINALLY getting cameras into the prisons.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

The purpose of the alleged enterprise was to maintain its dominance in its operational territory.

I am pretty sure that is the intended function of job of CO, everywhere in the world.

Where we run into trouble, is when the CO's get all buddy-buddy with the prisoners and set up a real criminal enterprise.

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

This is ridiculous! When did prisoners that are not compliant get treated like a pre-schooler

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Talk about misguided priorities...

vwiles34
vwiles34

Are you kidding me? I won't say CO's never cross the line but it's very rare. Anyone who's ever worked in a prison knows when an inmate starts acting out you have to take quick affective action. Because in most cases the inmates are armed better than the CO's. And if it's gotten to the point where the Tac team is involved there is already something going on with a combative prisoner. Do these clowns think a prison is like a kindergarden? I think the prosecutors and politicians should do the job of police & corrections officers for a solid week. I wonder how they would act if someone threw urine or feces on them?

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

This chick just doesn’t learn.

Doggmaninvaa
Doggmaninvaa

Guess what....go into any prison or jail in the US, and 99% of the convicts will admit they’re NOT guilty.....lol

jarhead24
jarhead24

This is all part of the liberals plan to decriminalize the big cities nationwide! She is the one who needs to be indicted

Janken
Janken

If these officers are a gang then they need to be caught. Let's see the evidence

les0060
les0060

Have you ever been there Baltimore county jail, what a shit hole. You are lucky you have officers who will work there.

Jlars
Jlars

You are talking Baltimore the home of some of the worst animals in the world. I'm not sure how they are going to run those jails now. This will lead to deaths and more law suits for not protecting the animals.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Crazy

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Skeptical.........besides Mosby's a straight up b#tch when it comes to any LE! She should have been asked to retire after the 6 officers she tried to frame!

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

If they’re doing wrong I’m all for it but She is a blooming idiot!!!

Jones24
Jones24

Always trying to be relevant and be in the spotlight

Tekhore
Tekhore

Crime...the new black entitlement .

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Indicted for not saying “pretty please, will you do me a favor and follow my polite request “

Cowboycop22
Cowboycop22

These officers had better have done something and not just relying on an inmates word that they were mistreated. God knows a criminal won’t lie. Right. We all know criminals obey the law and always tell the truth..... right?

Vrodgirl
Vrodgirl

This sounds like more anti law enforcement, liberal boo hoo hoo poor criminal shit to me.

LEO0301
LEO0301

I thought Mosby was going to be disbarred for the unlawful prosecution of six police officers...what happened?

colonelorville
colonelorville

KEEP IT UP LIBERALS AND GET PRESIDENT TRUMP RE-ELECTED!

Clay W
Clay W

Well....that's what happens when you let the monkeys run the zoo. Metaphorically speaking of course. This chick got the job as DA because she ran on an anti police platform. Don't be fooled...she's still a thug at heart. Again....metaphorically.

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

Mosby was the same DA who tried to hang Baltimore cops in the Freddie Gray debacle. She sees shit where it doesn't exist.

Backing Blue
Backing Blue

Like these piece of shit criminals never assault any of the corrections officers they are just such wonderful people Mosby is a piece of shit and it shows every day

Kay Martin
Kay Martin

The liberal agenda on full display in Baltimore, as are the results.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Why would any city hire a DA based on an anti-police platform? That makes no sense and is just asking for trouble.🤔👎

OscarLundin
OscarLundin

It's Baltimore, what do you expect? They hate cops and love criminals.

Mike bass
Mike bass

The BIGGEST CRIMINALS IN BALTIMORE ARE IN OFFICE THERE, THE MAYOR AND ALL THE OTHER CITY COUNCIL AND SO CALLED COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS...FUNNY IT TOOK WHITE CONSERVATIVES TO COME CLEAN UP BALTIMORE BECAUSE YOUR KING CUMMINGS WAS TO BUSY FUNNELING MONEY TO HIS WIFE

Me55
Me55

Now let's start indicting Congress.

61mouse
61mouse

So it's the whites against the blacks

Consigliere187
Consigliere187

Before you all go a get your panties in a bunch, recall that the Baltimore jail system is a disaster. Only 3 years ago a BGF member/inmate was running the city jail and got FOUR guards pregnant. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ci-tavon-white-returns-20160309-story.html


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