Former Baltimore Cop Details The Terrible Things He Did And Witnessed


Michael A. Wood Jr. is a former Baltimore police officer. During his time on the force, he witnessed and participated in a number of deeply disturbing acts of abuse and brutality, and he has started detailing them on Twitter.

In the wake of the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent turmoil in Baltimore, these revelations are decidedly disconcerting.

The Baltimore Police Department already has an awful reputation. Since 2011, the city dished out $5.8 million in legal fees after claims of police brutality.

In many ways, Wood's confessions, unfortunately, aren't surprising. Let's hope they help inspire meaningful changes.

Here are some of the tweets.

Note: "PC" means probable cause and "CDS" stands for controlled dangerous substance aka drugs.

The enormous response generated by the tweets surprised him.

He also made it clear these were not isolated incidents. They were habitual.

Even he isn't exactly sure how we can move forward; he just knows it has to be a societal effort.

Wood realizes much of what he's revealed isn't new, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have the potential to make an impact.

Citations: Undue Force (Baltimore Sun)