It's Going Down

“Like a Bludgeon”: Corruption, Counter-Insurgency & the Limits of Reform within the Baltimore Police

On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast we speak with journalist and author Brandon Soderberg about the book they recently co-authored, I Got a Monster: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Corrupt Police Squad, which details the notoriously corrupt Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF) in Baltimore, MD. The book discusses how the GTTF grew from a squad of police tasked with stopping gun violence into a highly organized criminal operation which stole massive amounts of money, drugs, and guns, planted false evidence, and impacted the lives of thousands of people.


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