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They're accused of robbing suspects instead

(CNN)Police officers tasked with ridding Baltimore's crime-ridden streets of illegal guns used their authority to rob suspects of drugs and money, according to federal prosecutors. Jury deliberations resume Monday in the sensational corruption trial of former detectives Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor, members of the Baltimore Police Department's now-defunct Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF). Hersl and Taylor are fighting charges including racketeering, extortion, filing fraudulent overtime claims and using a firearm in a violent crime. They have plead not guilty.Six other Baltimore police officers have pled guilty to similar charges.Hersl and Taylor are accused of carrying out brazen crimes along with those officers at a time of strained communi ...