Feds allege robbery by Baltimore police sergeant led to murder

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 01:57:27 AM. Federal prosecutors say the theft of $10,000 in cash, allegedly pocketed by a veteran police sergeant, led to a murder over a drug debt.
To his family, Davon Robinson was simply “Wooda,” an attentive young father with a taste for wacky socks and his grandmother’s macaroni and cheese. To Baltimore police, he was a suspected drug dealer, one whose criminal charges were dropped again and again. Robinson griped often, his family said, about shakedowns by police. But it was the theft of $10,000 in cash, allegedly pocketed by a veteran police sergeant, that federal prosecutors say led to Robinson’s killing last year. They say he couldn’t repay a drug debt afterward. A state murder trial begins Thursday against Antwon Frasier, a 27-year-old from Reisterstown charged with killing Robinson over the money. Frasier’s defense attorney, Tony Garcia, said he was unaware federal prosecutors had linked the killing to an alleged police theft. “Nobody has disclosed that to us,” Garcia said. Kevin Rector, Tim Prudente and Justin Fenton An eighth Baltimore police officer was arrested on federal racketeering charges on Wednesday in the growing scandal that has engulfed the department’s elite gun task force. Federal prosecutors allege that the officer, a former leader of the unit, “stole money from victims, some of whom had not... An eighth Baltimore police officer was arrested on federal racketeering charges on Wednesday in the growing scandal that has engulfed the department’s elite gun task force. Federal prosecutors allege that the officer, a former leader of the unit, “stole money from victims, some of whom had not... (Kevin...Read more
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