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May 7, 2013

Security chief at Baltimore City Detention Center removed

CUMBERLAND — ANNAPOLIS — A spokesman for Maryland’s public safety and corrections agency says the security chief at the Baltimore City Detention Center has been removed from the job in the aftermath of a federal indictment charging 25 people in a contraband case.

Rick Binetti, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, said in a statement Tuesday that the security chief is the third-ranking official at the detention center.

The official was not named, because it is a personnel matter. An assessment of operations is continuing, Binetti said.

Last month, 25 people, including 13 correctional officers were indicted in a case that alleges a gang called the Black Guerrilla Family ran a contraband and drug-smuggling scheme from inside the detention center.


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