Gun Trace Task Force report released by independent investigator

An independent investigation of the Baltimore Police Department's defunct and corruption-plagued Gun Trace Task Force culminated Thursday with the release of a 515-page report. Following a two-year investigation that included more than 160 interviews and review of hundreds of thousands of pages of documents, "Anatomy of the Gun Trace Task Force Scandal: Its Origins, Causes and Consequences," examines serious weaknesses that allowed misconduct and makes recommendations to strengthen the department.

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