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  • Baltimore reaches $300K settlement with rapper after officers planted drugs on him

    Baltimore reaches $300K settlement with rapper after officers planted drugs on him

    Baltimore rapper Young Moose has reached a $300,000 settlement with the city to resolve a claim in connection with officers planting drugs on him. Per The Baltimore Sun, the city’s spending board is set to vote on the settlement payment during a meeting this week.

    Young Moose, whose real name is Kevron Evans, reached the settlement with the city’s lawyers on May 10. But the vote on whether to give the green light to the agreement will be decided by city officials on Wednesday, The Associated Press reported.

    Daniel Hersl, who is one of the Baltimore police officers named in the lawsuit, is serving an 18-year prison sentence linked to a corruption probe of the city’s infamous Gun Trace Task Force. Hersl was sentenced in 2018. Authorities allege he stole money before and after he became a member of the task force whose members have been accused of corruption. The city has reportedly had to fork out over $10 million to settle lawsuits that have been filed against officers assigned to the city’s Gun Trace Task Force.

    Evans claims the officers applied for warrants with fabricated allegations and unlawfully arrested him. He also claimed that the officers’ unabated harassment had a negative impact on his career as he was deprived of gainful opportunities. Authorities arrested Evans before a scheduled performance at the city’s Royal Farms Arena.

    Evans’ conviction was vacated by the Baltimore state attorney’s office in 2020, The Associated Press reported. His case was part of hundreds of reviewed cases that were linked to Gun Trace Task Force officers who have been convicted.

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