As calls for justice grow after the death of Freddie Gray, Fault Lines travels to Baltimore to investigate the city's fractured relationship with law enforcement
On April 12th, 25-year old Freddie Gray was arrested in West Baltimore. A week later, he died from a neck injury sustained while in police custody, sparking protests that captured national attention.
The anger over Gray's death is rooted in a long history of police violence in Baltimore, where many residents see law enforcement as an occupying force—and some former officers speak about a culture of silence in the department that insulates officers from accountability.
Fault Lines travels to the Baltimore to investigate a string of alleged police brutality cases that preceded Freddie Gray's death.
Executive Producer: Mathieu Skene, Senior Producers: Laila Al-Arian @lailaalarian, Reem Akkad @reemakkad, Correspondent: Anjali Kamat @anjucomet, Producer: Paul Abowd @paulabowd, Cinematography: Víctor Tadashi Suárez @tadashi_lives, Additional Photography: Orlando Pinder @pingobla, Paul Abowd, Editor: Adi Haspel @adihaspel, Associate Producer: Nesa Azimi @nesaazimi, Production Managers: Dana Merwin @dana_merwin, Laura Anderson, Digital Producer: Nikhil Swaminathan @sw4mi, Music: Josh Evert, Production Assistance: Sweta Vohra @svohra, Sebastian Walker @sebwalker, Hanaan Sarhan, Josh Rushing @joshrushing, Daphne Matziaraki @dmatziaraki, Special Thanks: Shadow, Carde Cornish @cardecornish, Nana, Blaize Connelly Duggan, Dontay Bradford, Noah Scialom, Dominic Moulden, Omar Al-Chaar, Sam Didonato, Yousuf Al-Bulushi, Eddie Conway, Dominique Stevenson, Michael Scott, Jeremy Young, Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Red Emma's Bookstore
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