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Larry Smith

Larry Smith Jr. spent 18 years as an officer with the Baltimore Police Department, with stints in patrol, special enforcement units and, finally, Internal Affairs, where he investigated his fellow officers. He left the department, and law enforcement in general, in 2017 and doesn’t miss a damn thing.

Defund The Baltimore Police

A former Baltimore cop questions how a department with a nearly half-billion-dollar budget that is riven by rampant corruption and brutality, bloated overtime spending, and unaccounted for patrol officers can continue to justify its existence