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Former Police Commissioner Leonard Hamm

Jul 31, 2015

Leonard Hamm was the police commissioner under Mayors Martin O'Malley and Sheila Dixon.

In this second hour of Midday, a conversation with former Baltimore police commissioner, Leonard Hamm. Leonard Hamm was top cop from 2004 through 2007, serving under two mayors, Martin O’Malley and Sheila Dixon. Today we look back on the era of zero-tolerance policing and mass arrests and the violent crime that challenged Hamm while he was commissioner and still challenges police commanders today. We’ll also get Leonard Hamm’s take on the past year in Baltimore and American law enforcement, marked by protests over the deaths of Freddie Gray and others at the hands of police and a changing perception of police in light of incidents in Ferguson, New York, Baltimore and now Cincinnati.