BALTIMORE (AP) — An indicted ex-detective broke down in tears while testifying about a car wreck he says was set in motion by a rogue police unit recklessly initiating a chase in Baltimore.
Jemell Rayam is a former member of the disbanded Gun Trace Task Force. He has pleaded guilty to police corruption. He is one of four ex-policemen cooperating with the government during a trial of two detectives fighting racketeering and robbery charges.
Rayam cried Tuesday while describing an August 2016 crash involving a suspect’s car and another motorist as detectives followed in pursuit. Rayam says detectives didn’t even bother to check on the passengers after the wreck.
Through tears he told jurors: “It could have been any of us. It could’ve been you.”