Michael A. Wood Jr.
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Baltimore ex-cop Michael Wood Jr on brutality and racism

Source: BBC

Former Baltimore Police officer Michael A Wood Jr caused a storm on social media after tweeting shocking examples of police misconduct that he says he witnessed while on the force.
These allegations come under the shadow of allegations that police brutality caused the death of Freddie Gray, leading to riots across the city in April.

We asked Sgt Wood, who left the department in 2014, to elaborate a bit more on the allegations in his tweets. The allegations, which have not been independently verified, include officers attacking a woman, defecating in beds and racially targeting suspects.

Baltimore Police say the allegations are “serious and very troubling” and called on Mr Wood to provide full details so they can launch an investigation. Their full response is included at the end of this piece.

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Retired Baltimore Police officer tweets about police corruption

A retired Baltimore Police officer is getting national attention after talking about corruption in the department on Twitter.
Sgt. Michael Wood sent a series of tweets about some of the things he saw when he was an officer,

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Former Baltimore City cop rants about bad behavior on the force via social media

Source: WJLA

 

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Former Baltimore Cop Discusses Why He Sent Police Misconduct Tweets

Source: WBAL

Michael sat down with Mary Beth Marsden on Thursday to answer, “Why now? Why share with the world what you saw now?”

While he was a cop, Michael never reported these acts internally. He states he wouldn’t report them now either.

 

 

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Former Baltimore City Cop Michael A. Wood Jr. Joins The Derek Hunter Show

Source: WBAL

Former Baltimore City Police Officer Michael Wood Jr., who gained national notoriety after he began tweeting all the injustices he saw as a cop in Baltimore, joined the show to discuss his tweets and what needs to be done to fix the corruption within the department.

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An interview with the Baltimore cop who’s revealing all the horrible things he saw on the job

Source: The Washington Post

On Wednesday, a former Baltimore Police Department officer named Michael Wood caused a stir online when he began tweeting some of the horrible things he claims to have seen during his 11 years on the job. I spoke with Wood Wednesday afternoon for a phone interview. Here’s a transcript, interspersed with some of Wood’s tweets.

Balko: So how long were you a cop in Baltimore? When and why did you leave?

Wood: Eleven years. I joined in 2003. I was a sergeant when I retired. I started by walking the Western District on foot. That’s where Freddie Gray was killed. That was my first beat. I also worked in the Southern and Northern districts for a while. Then I was promoted to the Violent Crime Division. I did street work with a narcotics division for six months. Then I was promoted to Major Crimes. I left in January 2014 due to a shoulder injury. I wish I could say my injury came with an interesting story, but it’s pretty boring.

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