October 2015, when a drug distribution crew in Northeast Baltimore learned of a rival who they believed had drugs and cash at his apartment, they called the police. They weren’t reporting the rival to turn him in. They wanted the officers’ help robbing him. One of the dealers had grown up with Gun Trace Task Force Detective Momodu Gondo, who said his partner, Detective Jemell Rayam “had experience” with doing home invasions. “I had considered doing a fake search warrant, that way no violence would be involved, and confiscate the money,” Rayam testified. His co-conspirators “had other ideas — that we’d just run up in there, so that’s how we did it.