Stephen Janis is a documentary filmmaker and award-winning journalist whose work has earned praise in both video and print. He's the director of the recently released feature length documentary, The Friendliest Town, a compelling story of the controversial firing of the first black police chief of a small town in Maryland.
He is the co-author of three books with former homicide detectives Why Do We Kill: The Pathology of Murder in Baltimore , You Can’t Stop Murder: Truths about Policing in Baltimore and Beyond , and The Book of Cop: A Testament to Policing That Works.
Stephen has narrated a variety television shows including Dead of Night on Investigation Discovery, NBC/Universal Relentless , the Netflix reboot of Unsolved Mysteries , and the forth coming crime series Sins of The City on Television One. He is the co-host and producer of the Police Accountability Report on The Real News Network, a non-profit news service based in Baltimore.
Stephen is a graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, NY.