Baltimore Correctional Officers Charged With Looting

Baltimore Correctional Officers Charged With Looting

Two C.O.'s suspended for stealing snacks from a 7-Eleven.

Published May 17, 2015

Two Baltimore correctional officers have been charged with theft and burglary after allegedly looking a 7-Eleven last month during the Baltimore Uprising protests.

Tamika Cobb (pictured left) and Kendra Richards have been suspended without pay, CBS Baltimore reports, from their posts at a Downtown Baltimore Division of Corrections facility. 

Cobb and Richards were caught on camera leaving the store with merchandise they didn't pay for after a tip lead police to review surveillance footage. Cobb reportedly stole packets of Slim Jims, while Richards loaded up on Tostitos chips.

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“Our Intelligence and Investigative Division did an outstanding job, immediately following-up on this tip,” says DPSCS Secretary Stephen T. Moyer. “We will not allow the vast majority of our employees who are honest and hardworking to be tainted by the actions of a few.”

Bail has been set at $35,000 for each of the officers — a steep price to pay for taking a few snacks.

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(Photo: Baltimore Police Department)

Written by Evelyn Diaz

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