Former Baltimore Police Sargent Michael Wood Jr. Discusses Police Culture, Prospects for Reform


On August 3, I conducted a phone interview with former Baltimore Police Sargent Michael Wood (not pictured above, but still, motorcycles), who entered the national conversation about policing this past June with a series of tweets documenting the problematic and abusive practices he witnessed while a Baltimore police officer. Our discussion touched on a variety of issues including police culture, training, the prospects for reform and who should have a seat at the table in that discussion.

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