“Whether in the prisons or on the streets we will drive the black guerilla family into the ground,” he said.
The 13 correctional officers who have been charged in this case have been suspended without pay, and could be fired. Other supervisors could face disciplinary action as well.
Sec. Maynard said that policy about not forcing correctional officers to remove their shoes when they enter the jail has not changed; he would only say the department is moving toward more standardization of its jails.
Tavon White has been transferred out of the Baltimore City Detention Center. His trial on a charge of attempted murder -- the reason he's there in the first place -- begins on Wednesday.
It will be the third time prosecutors tried to convict him on the charge; two previous trials ended with hung juries.