Neill Franklin

Could Banning Menthol Cigarettes Have Deadly, Unintended Consequences?

Could Banning Menthol Cigarettes Have Deadly, Unintended Consequences?

March 27, 2019

Retired Police Commander Neill Franklin and harm reduction specialist Ricky Morris say city bans on menthol cigarettes could lead to further criminalization of communities of color

It’s "Pro-Criminal" to Oppose Mandatory Minimums - Gov. Larry Hogan

It’s “Pro-Criminal” to Oppose Mandatory Minimums – Gov. Larry Hogan

March 25, 2019

Veteran police officer Neill Franklin pushes back on recent comments by Maryland’s Republican Governor, and says harsh sentences are not effective in reducing crime

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

Two Cops Found Guilty In Massive Police Corruption Scandal

February 13, 2018

Former Baltimore Police Commander Neill Franklin says the corruption exposed by the federal Gun Trace Task Force Trial is unavoidable consequence of America’s failed ‘War on Drugs’

Former Police Commander: Poverty, Drug War Root Cause of Police Corruption Scandal

February 8, 2018

Neill Franklin, of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, dissects the revelations of the Gun Trace Task Force Trial and what it means for the future of policing

More Black Cops Are Saying Community Control of the Police is the Answer

July 1, 2017

TRNN talks to Black law enforcement including a Baltimore police chief as well as local leaders over the growing calls for communities to govern the police that serves them

The Real Baltimore: Communities, Not Police Hold the Key to Halting Violence

June 26, 2017

Only stable communities empowered with the necessary resources can stop Baltimore’s out of control violence, say Retired Deputy Police Commissioner Tony Barksdale, law enforcement veteran Neill Franklin, Councilwoman Shannon Sneed, Rose Street Community Center’s Clayton Guyton, and clinical psychologist Kevin McCamant

War on Drugs

May 4, 2017
Nearly 5 decades after Richard Nixon launched the War on Drugs, The Real Baltimore examines it’s impact with retired police Major Neill Franklin, educator and activist Diamonte Brown, Public Defender Todd Oppenheim and Councilman Kris Burnett

Former Cop: Community Control of Police Necessary to Prevent Police Shootings

July 7, 2016

Following the police killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, TRNN brings you the voices of outraged community members, relatives of Castile and Sterling, TRNN producer Eddie Conway, and former police commander Neill Franklin

Former Cops: Urban Gun Violence Won’t Stop Until We End the War on Drugs

January 11, 2016

Retired Baltimore Police officers Neill Franklin and Michael Wood say President Obama’s gun reform proposals will help but still fall short of addressing the root causes of gun violence