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Corrections Officers Caught Looting Baltimore 7-11

Two correctional officers have been suspended without pay for their involvement in looting during the Baltimore riots surrounding the in-custody death of Freddie Gray.

 The correctional officers, 29-year-old Tamika Cobb and 28-year-old Kendra Richard, were charged on Wednesday with theft and burglary and are being processed at Central Booking following an investigation. Both were charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary and theft of less than $1,000 value.

 The charges come after the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services officers and the Intelligence and Investigative Division detectives received a tip on April 30 about Cobb and Richard allegedly looting.

Detectives obtained video footage from YouTube of people entering and exiting a closed 7-11 store in the 300 block of W. Baltimore on April 25. The video shows the two leaving the store with merchandise approximately ten seconds into the video. Richard, dressed in yellow sneakers, black Adidas jogging pants and a jean jacket with a patch, is seen leaving with Slim Jims and other items. Cobb, dressed in yellow shoes, blue pants and a black sweatshirt with a large shite graphic, is seen leaving with Tostitos chips and other merchandise. The YouTube video was reviewed with 7-11 footage and showed the suspects wearing the same outfits.

Cobb and Richard had been assigned to a downtown Baltimore Division of Correction facility. Before charges were made, Cobb and Richard had been placed on administrative leave. “Our Intelligence and Investigative Division did an outstanding job, immediately following-up on this tip,” said DPSCS Secretary Stephen T. Moyer. “We will not allow the vast majority of our employees who are honest and hardworking to be tainted by the actions of a few.”


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