Demonstrators clashed with police in Baltimore on Monday just hours after funeral services were held for Freddie Gray, who sustained a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. BuzzFeed News reporters Joel Anderson and Nicolas Medina Mora are reporting from Baltimore.
Last week, administrators warned parents that an alumnus had been making threats against the school. The suspect is also a registered sex offender.
The cop was part of a raid to stop the sale of untaxed cigarettes. Surveillance footage appears to show him pocketing more than $2,500.
It was the first significant in-person encounter between leaders of the two countries since the Cuban Revolution of 1959. The encounter comes as the Obama administration moves to ease relations with Cuba’s communist government.
The French government nominated a top diplomat to be ambassador to the Vatican several months ago, but has not received a response. That silence could be interpreted as a commentary on the diplomat’s sexual orientation.
The 30-year-old man who was videotaped being beaten by police after he tried to flee on a horse, said in an interview with NBC News on Monday that he was handcuffed during 99% of the incident.
Ambra Battilana, the Italian model who accused film executive Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, was instrumental in convicting three people for “inducing” young women to become “prostitutes” for former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Italian court documents reviewed by BuzzFeed News detail her harrowing experience at Berlusconi’s villa.
Two Queens roommates allegedly had several propane gas canisters and instructions on how to turn them into bombs. A third man is being charged with providing support for terrorists seeking to kill U.S. citizens abroad.
A video showing a New York police detective’s xenophobic rant against an immigrant Uber driver who pointed out to him that he was parking his car without blinkers has gone viral. Now the detective has been placed on modified duty and transferred out of an elite unit.
Ken Sunshine declined to comment Wednesday when asked if he was involved in sensational New York Post coverage of Harvey Weinstein’s accuser. Wednesday’s front page, about her “secret life,” said she was “no stranger to sexually charged lawsuits.”
Last week, three buildings in the East Village collapsed after an explosion likely caused by a gas leak. As the dust settled, BuzzFeed News took a look at the neighborhood’s history and how the aging masonry of the buildings has made for potentially dangerous living conditions.
The New York Police Department confirmed to BuzzFeed News that a complaint was made against the famous producer.
The explosion appears to have been caused by gas and plumbing work done by private contractors at 121 2nd Avenue. The New York City Department of Buildings has not issued a permit for work at that address since September 2014.
Two people died in the blast and fire. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance opened a criminal investigation into the circumstances.
Captain Patrick Sonderheimer, identified by several European news outlets, was locked out of the Airbus cockpit while co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the aircraft.
Pro tip: If you’re going to break the law, don’t publish it on the World Wide Web for your mom and the police to see. Might this explain the country’s falling crime rates?
The 38-year-old cop faces 14 charges for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl he reportedly knew from church. He could spend 30 years behind bars if convicted.
A judge on Thursday ruled against releasing secret testimony heard by a grand jury that decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner. The executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union said they intend to appeal the decision.
Police officials said the shooting was gang-related and in retaliation for a similar incident last year.
The unit will reportedly be modeled after a similar division at the LAPD. There are already several agencies dedicated to investigating the NYPD’s use of force.