2 Baltimore correction officers charged after looting snacks from 7-Eleven during riots: authorities


Two Baltimore correctional officers face criminal charges after they were caught red-handed looting snacks during last month’s riots, authorities said.

Tamika Cobb and Kendra Richard were charged with theft and burglary after video allegedly captured them slipping out of a closed 7-Eleven with an armful of Slim Jims and Tostitos chips, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said Wednesday.

“We will not allow the vast majority of our employees who are honest and hardworking to be tainted by the actions of a few,” said Stephen Moyer, the department’s secretary.

Kendra Richard was charged with looting a downtown convenience store during unrest last month over the death of Freddie Gray, officials said.Tamika Cobb was charged with looting a downtown convenience store during unrest last month over the death of Freddie Gray, officials said.

Baltimore correctional officers Kendra Richard (l.) and Tamika Cobb (r.) were charged with theft and burglary after video allegedly caught them looting during riots, authorities said.

The two were also suspended without pay after initially being put on administrative leave.

The footage was recorded on April 25 in downtown Baltimore as riots erupted over the death of Freddie Gray, whose death in police custody was ruled a homicide.

Two Baltimore correctional officers have been suspended, charged with theft and burglary for looting during the riots.

Two Baltimore correctional officers have been suspended, charged with theft and burglary for looting during the riots.

Dozens of businesses and homes were looted and torched as violence and unrest rocked the besieged city for days.

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