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Retired cop uses Twitter to accuse Baltimore police of brutality and corruption

Source: NY Daily News

A retired Baltimore cop is blowing the whistle on police brutality and misconduct he allegedly witnessed during his decade on the force.

Former Sgt. Michael A. Wood Jr. listed his disturbing allegations in a Twitter firestorm Wednesday but stopped short of naming names or providing dates and locations.

“So here we go,” the ex-detective and U.S. Marine, 35, wrote to his thousands of followers. “I’m going to start Tweeting the things I’ve seen & participated in, in policing that is corrupt, intentional or not.”

The claims read like a blotter.

“A detective slapping a completely innocent female in the face for bumping into him, coming out of a corner chicken store,” he said in his first example.

 

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Former Baltimore Police Officer Comes Clean About Corruption On Force

source: Huffington Post

A former Baltimore police sergeant took to Twitter Wednesday to air a stunning list of acts he said he participated in and witnessed during his 11 years on the city’s force.

Michael Wood gave a no-holds barred look at his career in a previous radio interview, but his tweets gained traction for their brazen admissions that officers lied to get overtime, illegally searched “thousands of people” and committed gross acts during raids, like urinating and defecating on suspects’ beds.

 

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

In the midst of social and political upheaval in Baltimore, retired police officer and US Marine Corps veteran Michael A. Wood Jr. turned to Twitter on Wednesday to share stories of all the awful shit he claims to have witnessed as a local cop. Apparently, Wood decided to tell his story after he “virtually begged local media to give [him] a voice.” Wood previously spoke out about his time in the force during a radio interview. A spokesperson for the Baltimore Police Department confirmed to the Huffington Post that Wood was a former officer who retired last year.

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The Tweets that started it all …

On June 24, 2015, Michael A. Wood, Jr, a retired Baltimore police officer, decided to come clean about all the institutional corruption & misconduct that he had witnessed in his 11 years at the Baltimore PD.

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