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The veteran Baltimore police officer reportedly pocketed almost $ 10,000 from drug robberies

The veteran Baltimore police officer reportedly pocketed nearly $ 10,000 from drug robberies

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Thursday April 8, 2021
Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5

A longtime Baltimore police officer reportedly bagged nearly $ 10,000 in cash in a 2016 raid. The investigation is related to the Gun Trace Task Force scandal.

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced charges against Ethan Glover accusing the 18-year-old veteran of making false statements to law enforcement agencies and stealing state property. Glover's police powers have been suspended since the investigation began last February. After the indictment, he was suspended without pay, a police spokeswoman said.

Glover, a 49-year-old Baltimore resident, became a federal task force officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2013. On April 8, 2016, he helped execute a search warrant on a house on John Avenue. Investigators found three duffel bags filled with cash and a handwritten document showing that there was more than $ 2.4 million in the house. Glover took the money to another location where a search warrant had been carried out and then to the DEA field office in Baltimore.

The indictment alleges that he stole some of the cash seized from John Avenue while driving and took it to a professional counting company. The counting service found that the total amount seized, according to the handwritten document, was $ 2,419,125, or $ 9,775 less than the amount actually seized in the John Avenue raid.

Prosecutors claim he went into his then-girlfriend's apartment with $ 10,000 in cash and hid the money in her bathroom. He told her that he was being followed by another Task Force Officer and that the money was from a "big case". He took the money home the following week.

Prosecutors say he used some of the stolen money to buy his then-girlfriend a $ 295 pair of shoes at a Pennsylvania mall. They claim that after his girlfriend at the time moved in with him in June 2016, she saw a large amount of cash hidden behind the refrigerator.

Last February, federal investigators questioned Glover about a seizure from the Gun Trace Task Force officer. He asked officers from the interviewing task force how much cash the detainee was missing and whether money or drugs were missing. He told investigators that he had not seen an officer steal money and claimed that he had not stolen money in this case or another.

"I've never stolen anything in my life," he said. "Never money or drugs."

If convicted, he could spend up to 15 years in federal prison. A court date has not yet been set.

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