May 4, 2023

After The Gun Trace Task Force Scandal, BPD Established New Plainclothes Units. Are They More Of The Same?

By Brandon Soderberg

“We establish our own probable cause,” a District Action Team officer said in a piece of video footage captured after a 2022 arrest.

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