On DeSousa and Prospects for Police Reform: Two Perspectives | WYPR

On DeSousa and Prospects for Police Reform: Two Perspectives

Feb 14, 2018

Stephen Jaris of Real News Network; Maj. Neill Franklin (ret.), Executive Director, LEAP
Credit photos courtesy RealNewsNetwork; LEAP

Following his interview with Baltimore City Police Commissioner-Designate Darryl D. DeSousa in the first half of today's Midday, host Tom Hall welcomes to the studio two guests with keen insights on the many challenges facing Mr. DeSousa and his beleaguered department.

Joining Tom is Maj. Neill Franklin (ret.), the Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP), a national organization that advocates for criminal justice reform and healing police-community relations.  In his 34-year career, Major Franklin served in both the MD State Police and the Baltimore City Police Department.

Stephen Janis joins Tom as well.  He’s a journalist with The Real News Network, who has covered the city for many years as an award-winning investigative reporter for the Baltimore Examiner and WBFF (Fox 45) Television.