Chicano Squad

By Vox Media Podcast Network

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Forty years ago, Houston's Latino community was plagued by discrimination, police violence and a growing number of unsolved murders. With tensions between police and the community at their peak, five young officers were placed in an audacious experiment: A new all-Latino homicide squad, with little training and few resources, assigned to solve the city’s most vicious crimes. Chicano Squad tells the true story of these men, their divided loyalties, and a city on the brink. Hosted by Cristela Alonzo. Produced by Frequency Machine and the Vox Media Podcast Network. 

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One Dollar for a Life
When the officers involved in the drowning of José Campos Torres get off with little more than a slap on the wrist and a dollar fine, racial tensions explode at a Cinco de Mayo celebration that will come to be known as the Moody Park Riot. With trust between the Latino community and Houston’s police destroyed and a rising number of unsolved homicides affecting Spanish-speaking Houstonians, the Houston Police Department needs to try something new.
Jan 12, 2021
The Death of José Campos Torres
In 1977, the body of 23-year-old veteran José Campos Torres was discovered in the waters of Buffalo Bayou. The city of Houston would never be the same.
Jan 05, 2021
Introducing Chicano Squad
Five young officers. Hundreds of homicides. A city on the brink. Chicano Squad begins Tuesday, January 5th.
Dec 29, 2020