Police Corruption

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

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

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’

Corrupt Gun Unit Shows Why Policing Can’t Be Reformed

February 12, 2018

Dr. Lawrence Brown, professor of public health at Morgan State University, says the new revelations from the Gun Trace Task Force corruption trial make it clear that we must dismantle the current law enforcement system and construct new health-driven models for keeping communities safe

Jury Deliberates in the Gun Trace Task Force Trial

February 9, 2018

Closing arguments in the case are a battle of PowerPoints and rhetoric. Meanwhile, the new Baltimore Police Commissioner struggles to get ahead of a massive scandal

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

Victims of Corrupt Baltimore Police Unit Tell Their Stories

February 4, 2018

As new allegations arise against the now notorious Gun Trace Task Force, Baltimore residents share tales of false arrest, robbery, and a failure to heed warnings about the unit’s criminal behavior

Trial Reveals Widespread Corruption in Baltimore Police Department

January 23, 2018

Testimony in the trial of two elite task force detectives shows an elaborate ring of robbery, drug dealing, lying, and overtime fraud

Why Urban Policing Cannot Be Reformed Pt. II: Making the Myth of Black Failure

October 30, 2017

A Real News investigation into intractable corruption in Baltimore explores the cultural and social imperatives that inform police driven narratives of African-Americans from zero tolerance to the ongoing war on drugs

Man Facing Eight Years Due to Indicted Cops Wins Release

April 14, 2017

Ivan Potts had already served two years after Baltimore cops recently indicted for racketeering and theft said he had a gun by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham