Director Sonja Sohn’s The Slow Hustle, premiered on HBO last night. The documentary project explores the cost of seeking justice within a corrupt and dangerous system. When veteran Baltimore Police Officer Sean Suiter is found dead just one day before he was to testify to a federal grand jury about the widespread corruption within BPD’s Gun Trace Task Force, Suiter’s family begins a long and painful journey to uncover the truth about his death.
Among the many interviews in the documentary is Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton, whose book about corruption stemming from the Gun Trace Task Force, “We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops, and Corruption,” has been adapted into the upcoming HBO six-hour limited series We Own This City, which reunites The Wire’s EP David Simon and producer George Pelecanos.
Both The Slow Hustle and We Own This City are produced in association with Crime Story Media, and CSM Founder Kary Antholis serves as Executive Producer on both projects.
Decider TV Critic John Serba says: “The Slow Hustle is one of the best documentaries of the year.”