Hearing Opens Past Police Wounds

Jun 30, 2014

Tawanda Jones, Tyrone West's Sister, testifying before a City Council committee last Thursday looking at West's death in police custody.
Tawanda Jones, Tyrone West's Sister, testifying before a City Council committee last Thursday looking at West's death in police custody.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Past incidents involving the use of force by police were a part of a hearing that took place last week before the Baltimore City Council’s Public Safety Committee.  It’s part of that panel’s look at the death of Tyrone West while in police custody nearly a year ago.  WYPR’s Kenneth Burns talks with Nathan Sterner about some of the issues raised.