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Excessive Force in Baltimore


It turns out Freddie Gray was just one among thousands of arrested suspects turned away from Baltimore City jails due to physical injuries. In Sunday’s Baltimore Sun, reporters Mark Puente and Meredith Cohn revealed that over the past three years, thousands of arrested suspects showed up with a variety of medical problems ranging from hypertension to broken bones. We’ll hear from attorney A. Dwight Petitt about what he calls the “callous indifference” of police toward the public, and from criminologist Jeffrey Ian Ross, an expert on police practices. Plus, we’ll speak to Fern Shen of Baltimore Brew about Marilyn Mosby’s father, a former police officer who was kicked off his Boston police force in 1989.

Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.