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How a corrupt Baltimore police task force tainted thousands of cases

It's the biggest Baltimore police scandal in recent memory — and that's saying something
Antonia Hylton
true crime

I Had to Announce My Own Brother's Shooting Death to the Public

I'm a police spokesman in Baltimore, responsible for telling the city when someone gets shot. This time hit much closer to home.
T.J. Smith as told to Kerry Shaw

How Cops Have Turned Baltimore into a Surveillance State

Privately funded planes recording city residents from the sky, systematic racism, failed trials for killer cops—can policing get any worse in Baltimore?
Rachel M. Cohen

The Long Road to Police Reform in Baltimore

After a scathing federal report on racism and callousness towards sexual assault victims among Baltimore cops, it didn't take long for activists to go after the local police union.
Annalies Winny

Baltimore Cops Are Extremely Racist, Say Feds

Strip searches, unlawful stops, racial slurs—the police force that killed Freddie Gray sounds like a nightmare.
Annalies Winny

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Michael Phelps wins his 21st gold medal in Rio, newly released emails revive questions about the Clinton Foundation's relationship to the State Department, Trump denies his gun rights remark was a veiled threat, and more.
VICE Staff
The VICE Guide to Right Now

No One Is Going to Be Held Criminally Accountable for Freddie Gray's Death

The Baltimore City State's Attorney's office decided to drop all charges Wednesday against the three remaining officers accused of being involved in Freddie Gray's death.
VICE Staff
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Baltimore's Police Commissioner Just Got Fired After a Surge Of Violence Followed Freddie Gray's Death

Anthony W. Batts has been let go by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
Allie Conti
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Former Baltimore Cop Just Tweeted All the Horrible Shit He Saw on the Job

"A detective slapping a completely innocent female in the face for bumping into him, coming out of a corner chicken store."
VICE Staff

What's Behind the Recent Plague of Shootings in Baltimore?

Whether it's cops pulling back after unrest over Freddie Gray's death, the warmer weather, or systemic problems like poverty, a lot of people are getting shot in Charm City these days.
Rachel M. Cohen

Why It's Almost Impossible to Reform America's Police

Between close relationships with prosecutors, secretive police culture, and laws that protect officers from taking personal responsibility for their actions, the obstacles to police reform are stifling.
Jonathan Blanks

In Baltimore, the Whole Damn System Is Guilty as Hell

Baltimore has a history of suppressing and shaming black victims of police brutality.
Lawrence Burney