March 9, 2009

In January, the Baltimore Police Department stopped releasing the names of officers who kill or injure people on the job. Today on the show our panelists debated the merits of the controversial new policy and the balance between public transparency and officer safety.

Our guests were:

Anthony Guglielmi, Director of Public Affairs for the Baltimore Police Department

Robert Cherry, President of the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police, and a former Baltimore Homicide Detective

David Rocah, Staff Attorney for the Maryland ACLU

David Simon, creator of The Wire, author of The Corner and Homicide, and former police reporter at The Baltimore Sun. Read his recent article criticizing the new policy at the City Paper website.