Former BPD Deputy Commissioner Denied Knowledge of Corruption in Gun Trace Task Force


Above Image: Former Baltimore Police Department Deputy Commissioner Dean Palmere gave testimony in Zoom meeting on 9/14/2020. (Credit: CBS Baltimore)

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A retired Baltimore Police Department deputy commissioner who supervised the disgraced Gun Trace Task Force said he had no idea about the officers’ crimes or the public affairs complaints against them.

During testimony under oath Monday in front of the Commission to Restore Trust in Policing, Dean Palmere said he never saw any red flags with the task force and no one ever asked him after the indictments why he thought things went so horribly wrong.

Palmere added he wasn’t aware of corruption in the elite unit until days before officers were federally indicted.

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