#WantedWednesday: Lieutenant Robert Quick, Jr.

  • Overtime Fraud
  • Assault
  • Excessive Force
  • False Arrest
  • False Imprisonment
  • Abusive Language
  • Managerial Ineptitude

In 1996 Quick was among a group of police accused of falsely detaining verbally abusing and assaulting Aaron Jones and two family members.

The officers made the arrests “all while yelling crude racial epithets”. Aaron Jones was not found guilty.

Source: Baltimore Sun

In 1997, a Baltimore jury decided that city police violated the rights of Brian F. Reddick, 29, when they arrested him after he made a turn without using a left turn signal. The jury awarded Reddick $275,000 in punitive and compensatory damages.

The jury singled out Quick as the only one who acted with “malice” and ordered he pay $25,000 dollars in punitive damages.

Source: Baltimore Sun

Greg Bernstein represented Quick when he was sued by the family of Larry J. Hubbard Jr., who is shot by Officer Barry Hamilton after police said Hubbard tried to grab Quick’s gun during a frantic scuffle in East Baltimore in 1999.

Hubbard was shot in the back of the head, and some witnesses disputed the police account saying Hubbard was beaten and shot in cold blood. There were federal investigations into the high-profile case but the officers were not charged with crimes.

“Police said Hamilton, who was standing over the two men, fired one shot when Hubbard grabbed Quick’s gun. Several witnesses offered a different version of events: They said the white officers beat Hubbard — an African-American — & Hamilton shot him as he pleaded for his life.”

The city paid $500,000 to settle the case.

Source: Baltimore Sun

Quick was arrested & charged with driving under the influence in May 2000 after his car struck an unattended, parked car on the right shoulder of Interstate 95, state police said. Quick was not injured in the accident and was suspended with pay.

Source: Baltimore Sun

In 2011 as a prosecutor investigated Robert Quick, Jr. and Ian Dombrowski over allegations that they improperly received overtime payments. Both were serving as deputy majors while being compensated as lieutenants. Then-State Attorney Greg Bernstein cleared both of wrongdoing.

“Prosecutors said that “on a number of occasions,” overtime request forms for one of the commanders were entered into the payroll system twice, resulting in double payments.”

Bernstein claimed there was no conflict of interest for him to investigate Quick in the overtime fraud despite having previously represented him in a civil trial stemming from the murder of Larry Hubbard by Baltimore Police officer Barry Hamilton in 1999.

Quick was promoted in 2011 from Lt. to Deputy Major. While Lt’s are entitled to overtime pay, deputy majors are not. Both were serving as deputy majors while being compensated as lieutenants and continued to receive overtime payments.

Source: Baltimore Sun

In 2015, Quick was responsible for disseminating new policies to officers. Days before Freddy Grey’s arrest, the department changed its policy to require officers secured detainees in seatbelts. In Ofc. Goodson’s trial, the defence said he was unaware the policy change on the day of Gray’s arrest.

Quick testified that the methods the department used at the time of Gray’s arrest to ensure officers receive policy updates were insufficient.

Source: Baltimore Sun

#WantedWednesday is a weekly public service announcement that exposes different Baltimore Police officers still employed despite numerous incidents of excessive force, false arrest, harassment, and false imprisonment.

We encourage community members to contact us with stories and complaints about specific Baltimore Police officers so that we can publicly document and expose their behavior.


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