The HBO miniseries We Own This City is based on the investigation into and reform of the Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force,

a group within the Baltimore Police Department who were arrested in one of the city's most prominent police corruption scandals.

We Own This City sees The Wire writers David Simon and George Pelecanos returning to the setting of Baltimore and its ongoing issues with crime and policing.

As with other Simon miniseries like Show Me A Hero and Generation Kill, the series is heavily based on journalism,

The story is set amidst public unrest and distrust in policing following the 2015 death of Freddie Gray, which saw six police officers charged with homicide.

John Bernthal stars as the real-life Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, the leader of the Gun Trace Task Force. The Gun Trace Task Force effectively operated as its own gang within the city of Baltimore

While the Task Force largely targeted drug dealers, unlike The Wire's memorable Omar, they also harassed a number of people who were never charged with a crime.

Most of the events in the series are true to life, with some small alterations. Here's what We Own This City changes from the true story it is based on and what it gets right.