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I Got a Monster is the explosive true story of the Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF), America's most corrupt police squad, which terrorized the embattled, deeply-segregated city of Baltimore, robbing dealers of their cash and stealing their stash, putting the drugs back onto the streets.
Leading this group of cops-turned-criminals was Sergeant Wayne Jenkins, who was at once a decorated detective and a criminal mastermind, waging war on the city he was supposed to serve and protect. Defense lawyers tried to bring the super cop's misconduct to light, but Jenkins was "untouchable" because of his connections within the department. One defense attorney, Ivan Bates, had been battling Jenkins for years. Then in March 2016, when Jenkins stole over $100,000 from one of Bates' clients, the lawyer believed he finally found a way to bring down the cop who had been called the "prince of the city."
When the federal government finally indicted the GTTF in 2017, the stories of their victims began to come out, revealing a criminal enterprise inside the Baltimore Police Department and shedding a cold, hard light on the realities of the justice system.
The explosive true story of America's most corrupt police unit, the Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF), which terrorized the city of Baltimore for half a decade.
When Baltimore police sergeant Wayne Jenkins said he had a monster, he meant he had found a big-time drug dealer--one that he wanted to rob. This is the story of Jenkins and the Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF), a super group of dirty detectives who exploited some of America's greatest problems: guns, drugs, toxic masculinity, and hypersegregation.
In the upside-down world of the GTTF, cops were robbers and drug dealers were the perfect victims, because no one believed them. When the federal government finally arrested the GTTF for robbery and racketeering in 2017, the stories of victims began to come out, revealing a vast criminal enterprise operating within the Baltimore Police Department.
Cops planted heroin to cover up a fatal crash that resulted from a botched robbery. They stole hundreds of thousands of dollars, faked video evidence, and forged a letter trying to break up the marriage of one of their victims to keep his wife from paying a lawyer. And a homicide detective was killed the day before he was scheduled to testify against the crooked cops.
I Got a Monster is the shocking history of the rise and fall of the most corrupt cops in America from Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg.