U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning announced Wednesday a Baltimore City Police officer was arrested for a racketeering conspiracy.
Forty-nine-year-old Sergeant Thomas Allers of Linthicum Heights stole money from several victims, submitted false incident reports and swore out false affidavits in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Allers joined the Baltimore City Police Department on July 22, 1996 and around July 25, 2013 he was appointed officer-in-charge of the Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF), according to the indictment.
On June 14, 206, Allers was reassigned out of GTTF. He stole between $700 and $66,000 from victims who had earned the money legally.
Allers and his co-conspirators executed a search warrant at a house in Baltimore City around March 2, 2016. A total of $6,000, which was proceeds from used car transactions and a tax refund, was recovered. In the incident report, Allers stated that only $233 had been seized, the remaining was split between Allers and his co-conspirators, according to the indictment.
Allers and co-conspirators arrested an individual at his home, then turned around and robbed the occupants in the residence of over $10,000 on or about April 28, 2016. There was no mention of that money in the incident report, which Allers approved. Shortly afterwards, one of the occupants was fatally shot, because he did not have the money to repay an illegal drug debt, according to the indictment.
Allers was charged with nine counts of extortion and robbery. The indictment alleges that he stole more than $90,000. He faces a maximum 20-year imprisonment.