We Own This City

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For years, Sgt Wayne Jenkins and his elite team of plain-clothed officers - the Gun Trace Task Force - had been the city's lauded heroes, working to get drugs and guns off the streets.
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'Unputdownable . . . fantastic and terrifying.' Nihal Arthanayake, RADIO 5

The astonishing true story of 'one of the most startling police corruption scandals in a generation' (New York Times)

Baltimore, 2015. Riots were erupting across the city. Drug and violent crime were surging, with homicides reaching their highest level in over two decades. For years, Sgt Wayne Jenkins and his elite team of plain-clothed officers - the Gun Trace Task Force - had been the city's lauded heroes, working to get drugs and guns off the streets.

But all the while they had been stealing drugs and money and gaming the system. Because who would believe the dealers, the smugglers or the people who had simply been going about their daily business over the word of the city's elite task force?

'A work of journalism that not only chronicles the rise and fall of a corrupt police unit, but can stand as the inevitable coda to the half-century of disaster that is the American drug war.' David Simon
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Weight 0.292000
Author Fenton, Justin
Availability IP
Department Biography
Edition Main
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780571356621
Pages 352
Published 28/04/2022
Publisher Faber and Faber
Section Biography
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