First Sentencing in Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force Corruption Case to Take Place Friday

A former Baltimore police sergeant who ran the department’s corrupt Gun Trace Task Force will be the first officer sentenced in the case at a hearing Friday morning.

Thomas Allers, 49, is facing up to 20 years after he pleaded guilty to nine robberies carried out while on duty between 2014 and 2016. Sentencing guidelines call for Allers to receive between 14 and more than 17 years, and his defense attorney is arguing for less time.