Retired agent Dan Reilly served with the FBI for 30 years, six as a photographer and technician in the FBI Laboratory and twenty-four as a Special Agent. During his career, he worked on a wide variety of criminal cases and helped start the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force Program. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Dan Reilly reviews the case of Wayne Silk Perry, a hitman and enforcer for drug gangs operating in the early 1990’s in the Washington D.C. area. Perry claimed to have been involved in as many as 100 murders, many targeting witnesses who dared to cooperate with law enforcement. In addition to investigating violent drug gangs, Dan Reilly headed the FBI’s Evidence Response Team at the Washington Field Office and provided extensive experience and training to others on crime scene examination. After his retirement from the FBI, Dan Reilly worked as a private consulting analyst with the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force operations in the Mid-Atlantic region.  He has published a text book on crime scene examination and taught other law enforcement professionals in the U.S. and worldwide. Dan Reilly is currently an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University in the Criminology, Law and Society Department. 

Special Agent (Retired)

Dan Reilly

10/2/72 – 10/2/2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This episode is dedicated to FBI Service Martyrs Martha Dixon Martinez, Michael Miller, and William Christine, Jr., former friends and colleagues of Dan Reilly who also worked gang cases in the Washington Field Office. 

The following are links to newspaper articles about the Wayne Silk Perry investigation.

THREE INDICTED IN DRUG GANG KILLINGS

D.C. DEATH PENALTY CASE ENDS IN PLEA BARGAIN  

Amercan Gangster – Wayne “Silk” Perry Interview

 

 

Using skills honed during the Wayne Silk Perry investigation, Dan Reilly trained other FBI employees and became the head of the Washington Field Office’s Evidence Response Team (ERT).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Reilly was a professional photographer hired as a technician in the FBI Laboratory prior to his appointment as a special agent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing crime fiction and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast available for subscription on iTunes and Stitcher. Her novel—Pay To Play—about a female agent investigating corruption in the Philadelphia strip club industry is available now at Amazon.com.

 

This episode was sponsored by FBIRetired.com the only on-line directory made available to the general public featuring “retired” FBI AGENTS / ANALYSTS interested in showcasing their skills to secure business opportunities.

 

  Aug 03, 2017

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9 comments

Latoya Hopkins   Reply  

Thank you for this interview…. Ms. Alveta Hopkins was my mother and still till this day i have questions that need answers…

Dear Latoya – I hope that FBI agent Dan Reilly’s sincere commitment to find justice for your mother and the other victims provided some comfort to you. Receiving your message is a reminder to us all of the humanity of the lives we discuss. Bless you and your family. — Jerri Williams

Also,

Alpo completely denies being involved in that 12 year old boy’s murder. And the actual killers were convicted and sentenced.

This was amazing interview! Wayne Perry is well known as a legend on the streets and in hip hop. Rappers such as Jay Z have used his name in their rhymes. Would love to hear more interviews from agents that handled drug crews in NY and DC in the 80s.

Thanks for listening! And thank you for the show suggestions. I’m on it!

Hello Ms. Williams. Great Interview, but part of it was False….. I would like to say i donnot condone Wayne Perry Past actions, etc. The False part is, Many of the Guys in DC, and past that been around, or Had issues with Wayne, never talked about any homosexual activity from Wayne Perry. I was even Locked up with him in Lorton. No reports etc within Prison etc. That’s Facts, NoOne. Not sure of the Angle that he put in there, This Negative Smear for DC guys in general started, and created by A Hate Group who had Prison war with DC Inmates in 80s. In a Book called The Hot House Life in Leavenworth, Page 98, it says how DC Convicts are Killers, Breaks in Lockers, and have relationships with other men inside prison. A small group of each State or city may have some that get involved in that, but never the majority. Its all propaganda to smear one’s character. Same way the Media, has Smeared How people look at muslims for that act of a small few. those who were apart of the Extreme Group.
Wayne doesn’t talk about his past, nor Glorify it. If you Google “Wayne Perry Message to Youth” you can pull up a recent letter he wrote to dc youth for them to stay away from the Streets.

T.R. – Thank you for listening to the episode and for taking the time to comment on its contents. I certainly appreciate your insights and will keep them posted here for others to consider. — Jerri

Fantastic interview, Jerri. Just wanted to give you a heads up that people are stealing your content and reposting it as their own. Not sure if you knew this.

Thanks for listening! Wasn’t aware of others using my content. That’s not cool. Please email me about specifics at jerriwilliamsauthor@gmail.com. And thanks for the heads up. —— Jerri

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