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Former Baltimore Police Officer Michael A Wood Jr publicly blows the whistle on police corruption

Source: The Independent

A former Baltimore police officer has taken to Twitter to publicly blow the whistle on incidents of corruption and inappropriate behaviour that he saw during his police career.

Michael A Wood Jr is a former officer with the Baltimore Police Department and former United States Marine, who yesterday announced he would “start tweeting the things I’ve seen and participated in, in policing that is corrupt, intentional or not.”

His long list of allegations against Baltimore’s police sheds new light on a force that has come under harsh criticism recently due to the death of Freddie Grey, who died while being transported to a police station after being arrested on 12 April.

 

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Slapping random strangers, kicking suspects in the face, and sh***ing on beds during home raids: The shocking abuses cops commit on the job, retired Baltimore officer claims

Source: DailyMail

A retired Baltimore police officer has described the shocking abuses he claims to have seen other cops commit on the job.
Michael A Wood, 35, alleges he saw detectives kick suspects in the face, urinate on their beds during home raids, and illegally search people with no justification on a daily basis.

The allegations came in a slew of tweets on Wednesday as the former Marine slammed America’s ‘corrupt’ policing system.
And he promised followers this is just the start: ‘I’ll do some each day so that we have time for [questions], reflections, and improvement inbetween (sic). The light of transparency will clean us up.’

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Interview: Michael Wood Jr. explains what he saw

Source: WBALTV.com

Michael Wood Jr. is a former sergeant with the Baltimore City Police Department. In the past two days, he has tweeted a string of cases of misconduct that he said he witnessed during his time with the department.

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Baltimore’s police brutality nightmare: Former officer tweets examples of corruption & misconduct he saw

Source: Salon

Twitter has served as mobilizing tool for marginalized activists who have used the social media platform to amplify isolated stories of police brutality until a clear narrative of systemic injustice has become undeniable (the #blacklivesmatter movement certainly was most helpful).

Now, one former police officer has taken to Twitter to tell his side of the story.

Michael A. Wood is a retired detective in the Baltimore Police Department’s violent crime division and founder of the Police Leadership Association, a group that publishes educational handbooks meant to serve as the “single resource for career development for law enforcement officers and supervisors.” He began tweeting Wednesday about things he had “seen & participated in, in policing that is corrupt, intentional or not.”

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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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