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New York Times podcast takes hard-eyed look at Baltimore's police problems

New York Times podcast takes hard-eyed look at Baltimore's police problems

Near the end of the first hour of “Charm City,” a five-part New York Times audio series that launched today, correspondent Sabrina Tavernise says she and producer Lynsea Garrison came to Baltimore to report a story about a teen victim of a shooting death in 2016.

But during their four months on the case, she says, their report grew to include the narratives of the mother and grandmother of the victim, as well the story of a police department in a deadly downward spiral that has accelerated since the death of Freddie Gray.

“And it’s also about a city,” Tavernise says in summary, “where three years after the death of Freddie Gray, the homicide rate is higher and the trust in the...

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