Gun Trace Task Force

City Gave 8 Cops License to Terrorize Residents, Now Officials Say They're Not Responsible

City Gave 8 Cops License to Terrorize Residents, Now Officials Say They’re Not Responsible

February 19, 2019

As fall-out from the Gun Trace Task Force continues to unfold in Baltimore, top city officials are saying the officers were acting outside the scope of their employment and cannot be held liable for robbing and falsely arresting hundreds of residents

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

State’s Attorney’s Race: Thiru Vignarajah on Freddie Gray and Gun Trace Task Force

April 19, 2018

Candidate for State’s Attorney Thiru Vignarajah talks about two of the big cases that have defined the incumbent’s first term and discusses what he may have done differently

Are Police Reform Efforts Doomed to Fail?

March 23, 2018

As massive corruption scandals continue to plague the Baltimore Police Department, lawmakers and criminal justice advocates are pushing for change–but even their more modest reform proposals fail to gain traction in the state Senate

Police Corruption Trial Reveals More Than ‘A Few Bad Apples’

March 5, 2018

Jill Carter of Baltimore’s Office of Civil Rights says she has high hopes for new Police Commissioner Darryl DeSousa, but the issues within the BPD are systemic, and fixing the corruption will require hard work and more civilian oversight

Feds Defend Drug War Despite Massive Drug-Fueled Police Corruption Scandal

February 26, 2018

In a TRNN virtual debate, Ret. Major Neill Franklin responds to Acting U.S. Attorney for Maryland Stephen M. Schenning’s defense of the drug war

Were Baltimore’s Corrupt Cops High When They Made Attempted Murder Arrest?

February 20, 2018

A court hearing mentions allegations that members of the Gun Trace Task Force were using drugs when they responded to a call, in a case where they will be forced to testify for defense

Police Union Keeps Audit Secret Despite Allegations of Massive Overtime Fraud

February 18, 2018

City officials say they can’t release a long-awaited audit of officers’ overtime pay due to a lawsuit filed by the police union that is still pending in federal court

Brother of Crooked Cop Says He Knows Who Killed Detective Suiter

February 16, 2018

As the new police commissioner names an outside investigator to look into death of Det. Sean Suiter, Det. Daniel Hersl’s brother says he knows the answer

Catharsis and Corruption in Wake of Dirty Cop Conviction

February 14, 2018

Baltimore’s Gun Trace Task Force trial ends with closure for victims and calls to ferret out further corruption at the top of police department