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Chicano Squad
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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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 1,013 ratings
Great storytelling!
What an interesting and well done podcast. Hope to hear more from Cristela and the rest of the Chicano Squad team.
Coriiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnaaaaaaa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/21
Chicano squad is must listen
My wife and me are hooked. We need more stories of our Raza like this. Cristela Alonzo is a great narrator
Mr. Grill and Chill via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/21
Fantastic story telling
Takes us along on a visit to another place and time. An important piece of history preserved. Would make a great movie
AHealthierYouNextYear via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/13/21
Recent Episodes
Forty years after it was founded, the Chicano Squad was almost completely forgotten. In our final episode, a look at how a dedicated few made sure the Squad's legacy would live on, and questions about what we can learn from them today. Take our listener survey here; thanks! Learn more about your...
Published 03/16/21
After twenty years, the Chicano Squad had an extraordinary 91% clearance rate. But there were some cases where justice eluded even them. Take our listener survey here; thanks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/09/21
Bobby Gatewood used to be one of the Chicano Squad’s stars, until temptations led him to make bad choices that got him suspended indefinitely. Benched and in financial free fall, how far will Bobby go to try and change his fortune? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/02/21
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