Eighth Baltimore Police officer arrested, indicted on federal racketeering charges
Baltimore Police Sergeant Thomas Allers has been arrested on federal racketeering charges. He is the eighth Baltimore City police officer charged in a scandal involving the department's Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF). According to the federal indictment, Allers stole money from victims, swore out false affidavits and submitted false incident reports. The 49-year-old joined BPD in 1996. He was tabbed to head the GTTF, a specialized unit created to investigate gun crimes, in July 2013.