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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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