It’s no wonder the Attorney General, Eric Holder, wants The Wire to return to television. Maybe if the corruption of Baltimore’s police was continuously exposed by the show, it would slow up some of the drugs being sold in the city by city officials.
Daniel G. Redd, 41, is a Baltimore police officer that has been suspected of corruption in his department for years. They were so concerned about his behavior that the department called in the FBI to start an investigation, according to the Baltimore Sun. And just as they suspected, Redd is charged with “firearms violations in addition to heroin distribution charges” and has been held in custody since Tuesday because Assistant U.S. Attorney James Wallner believes in that he is a danger and that he is a flight risk.
Authorities have linked Redd and two other men, Dyrell Garrett, 33, and Malik Jones, 40, to an African connection that helped to blanket the city in heroin. Another guy who was a co-conspirator to running the drug ring with Redd, Abdul Zakaria, was allegedly picking up drugs from Redd at his precinct. How dumb can you be? He didn’t know they had video cameras outside the station to see the whole thing go down on film?
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