“This represents the conclusion of a more than three-year investigation. It illustrates the fact that this department takes accountability extraordinarily seriously. The conduct of this individual does not represent the integrity of the men and women of this institution.”
The original 2013 test sheet provided the results of ballistic testing on a ballistic test shield, not steel body armor plates as advertised by MDT.
A preview of the materials on the phone allegedly revealed more than 100 images and at least seven videos containing child pornography.
Fourteen former heroin customers of the defendants testified at trial, many of whom became addicted to heroin after having been prescribed or taken prescription opioids, including a customer who suffered from multiple sclerosis, a customer who had injured herself in a high school gymnastics accident, and a customer who was prescribed opioid painkillers after surgery.
The two-count indictment alleges that from at least 2015 through September 2017, the defendants were members and associates of MS-13 who planned and committed murders, drug trafficking, and extortions.
One plea agreement reveals new details about the overtime fraud and how it was done, saying: “The practice at the (Gun Trace Task Force) was that if a subset of the GTTF had a gun arrest, all members of the GTTF, regardless of whether they had actually participated in the arrest, would submit individual overtime reports as if they did.