The Homemade Broadcast: Tampa Bay Times Delves Into Police Shootings

Ben Montgomery is naturally curious. With the high profile shootings involving police of Michael Brown and others he wanted to know how often this happens. How many times did a police officer discharge his weapon and either kill or maim a suspect? To his surprise, he found that these numbers weren’t kept not only in Florida but in the entire country. Thus began an almost 3 year journey, meticulously reading through a mile high stack of police reports obtained through record requests from over 300 individual law enforcement departments in Florida. Ben stopped by Radio St. Pete‘s The Homemade Broadcast to talk about his findings, navigating media bias and his appearance on WNYC’s RadioLab Podcast.

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wk1Will Kuncz is a clown, writer and broadcaster living in St. Petersburg, Florida.  I host The Homemade Broadcast and City Hall Broadcast for and am the founder of the HMBradio Network.  My life is a constant tightrope walk of wanting to be taken serious while not being taken seriously.

Written by Dexter Fabian

Dexter Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dexter relocated to the U.S. from Manila, Philippines in 2003 and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in 2006 where he's been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helps developed the brand for I Love the Burg and in 2014 developed the branding for That's So Tampa and has been a regular contributor to both ever since.