Ex-Baltimore Police commander testifies he didn’t know of Gun Trace Task Force crimes or investigate afterward

A former top Baltimore Police commander who held key leadership roles during the reign of the corrupt Gun Trace Task Force told a state commission Monday that he didn’t know of the officers' crimes — or look into them after they were revealed. Dean Palmere, who served as a deputy Baltimore Police commissioner for five years following a career in the department’s hard-charging plainclothes units, told members of the Commission to Restore Trust in Policing that over the years he never received information from internal affairs about problems with officers he was pushing onto the streets. (Balt Sun)

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