Why Was Baltimore's Chief Batts Fired?
Paul Jay asks veteran cops Neil Franklin and Kenneth Butler if Batts was thrown under the bus to appease the police union
Baltimore Police Chief Allowed Looting to Discredit Protestors, Says Union?
Veteran police officers Kenneth Butler and Neill Franklin discuss a report issued by the Fraternal Order of Police that accuses recently fired Chief Batts of ordering police to stand down during looting so protestors would be blamed as the aggressors - July 10, 2015
Neill Franklin is the executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, otherwise known as LEAP. He's a 33-year police veteran whose led multi-jurisdictional anti-narcotics task forces for the Maryland state police and ran training centers for the Baltimore Police Department and the Maryland State Police.