baltimore police

An Off-Duty Cop Pulled a Gun on Teen Waiting for a Bus, How Will the City Respond?

An Off-Duty Cop Pulled a Gun on Teen Waiting for a Bus, How Will the City Respond?

December 3, 2018

The nearly deadly encounter between an unarmed teen and an off-duty Baltimore police officer still haunts the family, but the recent controversy involving the city’s civilian review board may leave them with nowhere to turn

Sessions' Move to Block Reform Just One Example of Policing's Immense Political Power

Sessions’ Move to Block Reform: Just one Example of Policing’s Immense Political Power

November 20, 2018

A last second order signed by the former Attorney General to rollback the DOJ’s police oversight efforts is just one of a myriad of roadblocks to reform in a country where police unions and special laws make holding cops accountable nearly impossible

Are Baltimore Police Stealing Overtime?

Are Baltimore Police Stealing Overtime?

October 24, 2018

A new audit concludes that the Baltimore Police Department cannot stop fraud and abuse of overtime and that controls are so lax that officials can’t determine how many hours officers are actually working

Report Stirs Controversy over Detective’s Mysterious Death

September 6, 2018

Former Police Commander Neill Franklin analyzes the recent report on the death of Baltimore Homicide Detective Sean Suiter, who was found shot in the head with his own gun in November 2017

Is the Baltimore Police Department Out of Control?

August 14, 2018
Residents who witnessed police beating an East Baltimore man say the disturbing images show a department that is not responding to reform efforts or the need to improve relations with the community

After a Murder, A Community Seeks Answers

August 9, 2018

20 year old Rashard Queen was killed in Baltimore’s Ednor Gardens neighborhood last month, prompting community members to seek answers to the city’s murder epidemic

Even Under Federal Monitoring, American Police Ignore the Law

August 6, 2018

A scathing report from the monitors tasked with reporting on the Baltimore Police Department’s compliance with a federal consent decree found the dysfunctional agency violated the law after the shooting of homicide detective Sean Suiter

On Police Reform, Rhetoric Without Action is Meaningless

July 30, 2018

Advocates say efforts to reform the troubled Baltimore Police department are flailing because the city is not implementing real change

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: July 20, 2018

July 22, 2018

This week Eze and Khalilah discuss reporting from the Baltimore Bureau including concerns about Baltimore police overtime, immigrant rights advocacy, and which candidates for Governor of Maryland transportation advocates are supporting. They also review Marc Steiner’s interview with E. Ethelbert Miller on his new book of poetry If God Invented Baseball