Michael A. Wood Jr., a former Baltimore Police Officer, partnered with Circles of Voices in Los Angeles in December 2016 to talk about the realities of police brutality and racism in the United States.
Michael A. Wood Jr. is an internationally consulted police reform scientist/activist who after spending a career in the USMC and Baltimore Police Department, took to dismantling the blue wall of silence and has become a vocal advocate of civilian-led policing to begin a new era of policing. While completing his doctorate studies, Michael has dedicated his research into his model of police re-envisioning, Civilian-Led Policing, while works as much as possible with grassroots activism on the streets of Baltimore, where his most valuable lessons are learned. Hundreds of media appearances from HBO's Fixing the System documentary to The Joe Rogan Experience, to published opinion pieces in The Guardian, and everything in-between, Michael uses to further the discussion on police reform and the needs of the people.