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BPD Commissioner: Investigation into Detective Suiter's death is over


A Maryland State Police investigation is concluding that Baltimore police detective Sean Suiter died by suicide.  

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison released a statement saying there is nothing in the report suggesting Suiter's death was anything other than a suicide, nor is there any suggestion the case should be re-investigated or continue.  Harrison said the investigation is now closed.  Suiter was found shot in the head in November 2017 in a vacant lot on Bennett Place in west Baltimore.  He was scheduled to testify the day after his death before a federal grand jury in the Gun Trace Task Force corruption case.

Suiter’s family says they are outraged by the announcement but plan to hold a vigil to commemorate the two-year anniversary of his death on November 15th.  Nicole Suiter slams the report and Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, saying the new report basically rubber-stamped the independent review board's findings last year. "I don't know how many times y'all are going to kill my husband," said Suiter. "It's an embarrassment to our family, his friends--we're ready for war." 

Elridge says he will be asking for every document, interview and recording related to the case. Suiter was found shot in the head in November 2017 in a vacant lot in West Baltimore.  He was set to testify before a federal grand jury the next day in the Gun Trace Task Force corruption case. The Medical Examiner ruled Suiter's death a homicide and to date it has not been changed.