Federal authorities charge 17 Baltimore police officers with corruption

(Multimedia) FBI Special Agent Richard A. McFeely, left, U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein and Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III announce the charges against 17 Baltimore police officers in an extortion scheme. "Police officers are supposed to work for the Police Department, not the highest bidder," Rosenstein said. Full Story »

Posted by Khalilah Harris - via Baltimore Sun (News: Baltimore City)
Tags Help
Stats Help
# Tweets: 25 (as of 2011-02-24)
Editorial Help
Posted by: Posted by Khalilah Harris - Feb 24, 2011 - 4:09 AM PST
Content Type: Multimedia
Edit Lock: This story can be edited
Edited by: Mary Hartney - Feb 24, 2011 - 7:34 AM PST

Reviews

Show All | Notes | Comments | Quotes | Links
Khalilah Harris
4.3
by Khalilah Harris - Feb. 24, 2011

This is an extremely well written article. It seems the journalist put their boots to the ground to hear from all sides on this issue in order to provide as many facts and details as possible. It also seems to lack a slant in either direction, which may be the result of collaborative authoring. I look forward to follow up as the case progress, including feedback from citizens.

The glaring piece of this story is that the Medallion Towers ostensibly has and is trying to protect a monopoly it has over towing in Baltimore. If I were a towing company outside of the network, I would use this case as proof of what seems an illegal arrangement itself. Why does this group only pay $500 to "exlusively" tow and provides no other benefit to the residents of Baltimore. Seems like a sketchy arrangement that I know exists with many vendors and Baltimore City agencies.

See Full Review » (12 answers)
Gabrielle Cruz
4.0
by Gabrielle Cruz - Feb. 25, 2011

This is a good story, with very good quotes. I think we need to hear from at least one victim and a Baltimore resident. We need to know how they feel about the towing scheme and the large number of officers not on the streets as a result. It is also good to read what the mayor thoughts were.

See Full Review » (11 answers)

Comments on this story Help (BETA)

NT Rating | My Rating

Ratings

4.2

not enough reviews
from 2 reviews (18% confidence)
Quality
4.4
Facts
4.0
Fairness
4.5
Sourcing
4.5
Style
4.0
Context
4.5
Depth
4.5
Enterprise
4.0
Relevance
3.5
Popularity
3.5
Recommendation
4.0
Credibility
3.5
# Reviews
1.0
# Views
5.0
# Likes
1.0
# Emails
1.0
More
How our ratings work »
(See these related stories.)

Links Help

No links yet. Please review this story to add some!