Baltimore Police Officers Won't Face Federal Charges Over Death Of Freddie Gray
A decision by the Justice Department means six officers won't face charges in the 2015 death of the 25-year-old man, which prompted days of unrest and rioting.
Trump's Attorney General Is Pulling Back On Obama-Era Police Oversight
Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders deputies to re-examine federal agreements with troubled local law enforcement agencies.
Author Of Book Claiming Teens Built Drug Empire From Baltimore Riots Under Fire For Unverified Claims
Hundreds of news articles written by crime reporter Kevin Deutsch are under review after sources and claims in his book Pill City were unable to be verified.
A Year After The Photo That Changed Devin Allen's Life, He's Trying To Line Up His Next Shot
During a violent protest in Baltimore after Freddie Gray's death, Devin Allen took an instantly iconic photo that made him the poster child for how social media is changing photojournalism as a career and an art form. Over a year later, he’s still hopeful that photography can help heal his city’s wounds — and his own.
Filmmakers Call For DOJ Probe Into Harassment Of People Who Record Police During Killings
"We, the documentary community, call upon the Department of Justice to investigate a troubling pattern of abuse of power: the pervasive harassment of citizens who use cameras and social media to document and distribute footage of law enforcement."
Police Departments Will Soon Be Required To Report All "Arrest-Related Deaths"
The new Justice Department program will require law enforcement to submit reports that include figures and details about any deaths that occur during arrests.
Here’s What FBI Spy Planes Saw In Baltimore Above The Freddie Gray Protests
Extended video footage provides an unprecedented window on the activities of the FBI’s surveillance aircraft — and raises concerns about the monitoring of protests protected by the First Amendment.
Prosecutor Drops Charges Against Officers In Remaining Freddie Gray Cases
Three officers were scheduled to stand trial over the death of Baltimore man Freddie Gray.
A Fourth Baltimore Cop Has Been Cleared Over Freddie Gray's Death
Lt. Brian Rice was the highest ranking officer facing charges over Gray's death in police custody.
Another Officer Charged In Freddie Gray's Death Chooses Trial By Judge
Baltimore Police Lt. Brian Rice will be the third consecutive police officer charged in Freddie Gray's death to have their case heard by a judge instead of a jury.
Baltimore Police Union Criticized For Tweets Celebrating Officer’s Acquittal
Days after a Baltimore cop was cleared in the death of Freddie Gray, the police union celebrated with a Leonardo DiCaprio meme toasting his lawyers.
Baltimore Officer Found Not Guilty Of Murder In Freddie Gray's Death
Officer Caesar Goodson was acquitted by a Baltimore Circuit Court on Thursday. He faced the most serious charges — second degree "depraved heart" murder — of the six officers charged in the case.
Baltimore Cop Facing Most Serious Charges In Freddie Gray Case Goes On Trial This Week
Officer Caesar Goodson is charged with second-degree murder and faces up to 30 years in prison for the death of Freddie Gray.
Baltimore Cop Found Not Guilty Of Charges From Freddie Gray Arrest
Officer Edward Nero has been cleared of assault, reckless endangerment, and official misconduct charges, a Baltimore Circuit Court ruled Monday
Baltimore Cop Argues It Wasn't His Job To Seat Belt Freddie Gray In A Police Van
Prosecutors argued that Off. Edward Nero had a duty to seat belt Freddie Gray in the back of the police van, while the defense argued that it was the van driver's responsibility. Gray died in police custody.
A 14-Year-Old With A Replica Gun Was Shot By Police In Baltimore
The boy, who is expected to survive, was identified by his mother as Dedric Colvin, an eighth grader. The shooting took place one year after unrest broke out after the funeral of Freddie Gray.
Maryland High Court Rules Officer Must Testify In Freddie Gray Case
Officer William Porter will now be compelled to take the stand against five other Baltimore police officers.
Maryland Court Puts Five Trials In Freddie Gray Death On Hold
The trials of the Baltimore police officers connected to Freddie Gray's death will have to wait until the Court of Appeals decides whether one of the defendants can be compelled to testify against the others.
"I'd Have To Have Two Souls"
Baltimore has one of the most diverse police forces in the country. So why are community relations still so bad?
Second Freddie Gray Trial Delayed Indefinitely
Officer Caesar Goodson's trial cannot continue until the Maryland Court of Special Appeals rules on whether another officer — also charged in connection with Freddie Gray's death — can be compelled to testify against him.
Trial Against Baltimore Cop Accused Of Murdering Freddie Gray Set To Begin
Officer Caesar Goodson faces upwards of 30 years in prison for alleged his role in the death of an unarmed man last year.
Court Grants Stay To Cop Who Doesn't Want To Testify Against Colleague In Freddie Gray Case
The stay, however, is only temporary, and the court could eventually decide to force th officer to testify.
Black Lives Matter Protests Mistrial In Freddie Gray Case
"Every time an officer is not charged or convicted, it hurts us deeply as black people because it sends a message about the worth of our lives and our humanity."
First Freddie Gray Case Ends In Mistrial
After three days of deliberations, the Baltimore jury was unable to reach a verdict in the first trial of a police officer associated with the death of Freddie Gray. U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings said he has been informed prosecutors will attempt a retrial.
Jury Deadlocked In Case Of Baltimore Officer Charged In Freddie Gray's Death
The judge sent the panel back to deliberate.
Jury Begins Deliberations Over Officer Charged In Freddie Gray’s Death
In closing arguments on Monday, prosecutors called Baltimore police Officer William Porter “callous” and “indifferent” to Gray’s suffering. Porter is the first of six officers charged in Gray's death.
Defense Rests In Baltimore Officer's Trial For Death Of Freddie Gray
One of the last witnesses was a Baltimore police captain who said the officer "went beyond what many officers would have done" when he checked on Gray.
Baltimore Police Officer Takes Stand In Freddie Gray Case
Taking the stand in his own defense, Officer William Porter testified that he sought to assist Gray but was uncertain that his injuries were real.
Prosecution Rests In Trial Of Cop Charged In Freddie Gray’s Death
Defense attorneys will take their turn Wednesday in the first of six trials for Baltimore police officers charged in death of 25-year-old black man.
On Trial, Baltimore Officer Says He Tried To Help Freddie Gray
Officer William Porter, the first of six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man in Baltimore who died in police custody, claims he sought help for Gray.
Freddie Gray Told Officer: "Help Me. Help Me Up."
One of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray offered his version of events in a video interview shown in his trial Friday.
Baltimore Cop Charged In Freddie Gray Case: “Take The Video To Media”
The first of six trials for Baltimore police officers implicated in the death of Freddie Gray turns to a series of cell phone videos where Gray can be heard screaming.
Opening Arguments Begin In First Freddie Gray Trial
Opening arguments have begun in the trial of William Porter, one of six Baltimore police officers facing charges associated with the death of a young black man in police custody in April.
First Trial In Freddie Gray Death Begins
Officer William Porter goes on trial Monday on charges related to the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man who died while in police custody. The trial is the first of six associated with Gray's death.
Freddie Gray Asked For Help While In Police Van, Officer Says
An officer said Gray asked for help and indicated he needed medical attention during his arrest on April 12, The Baltimore Sun reported.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Will Not Seek Reelection
Her term saw the death of Freddie Gray in police custody and the subsequent riots.
Freddie Gray Trials To Stay In Baltimore
Many in Baltimore worried that moving the trials could trigger unrest like the one seen in April.
Freddie Gray Lawyer Says $6.4 Million Settlement Was Intended To "Calm" Baltimore
The award was announced just two days before a criminal hearing that many fear could reignite unrest similar to what the city saw in April.
Baltimore Officials Approve $6.4 Million Settlement To Freddie Gray Family
City officials, overseeing spending, approved the settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Freddie Gray, who died of a spinal injury in police custody.
Six Officers Charged In Freddie Gray's Death Will Be Tried Individually
A Baltimore court also ruled State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby does not have to recuse herself from the case.
Baltimore Police Arrest Injured Protester Near Freddie Gray Court Hearing
Protesters gathered outside the Baltimore Circuit Court as the pretrial hearing for the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray began Wednesday. BuzzFeed News reporter Darren Sands is in Baltimore.
People In Baltimore Are Worried About More Riots As Freddie Gray Case Heads To Court
As a contentious hearing approaches, a tense city hopes for the best — and gets ready for the worst.
Baltimore Police Department Cancels Days Off During Court Hearings In Freddie Gray Murder Case
BPD leadership called for all hands on deck in case of unrest on the days the six officers charged for Freddie Gray's death will appear in court.
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The Short, Hard Life Of Freddie Gray
Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody inspired riots in Baltimore because it was all too familiar to all too many people. His short life was punctuated by a series of difficult and confounding encounters with the criminal justice system that were even more common than his death.
Janelle Monáe Calls Out Police Brutality With New Song
"Hell You Talmbout" is a bop with a chilling message.
Federal Agents Embed With Baltimore Police To Combat Spike In Homicides
Baltimore's Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said adding federal agents was an unusual, but potentially effective, strategy in combating the city's rising homicide rate.
Freddie Gray's Old Lawyer Is Now Prosecuting The Officers Charged With Killing Him
Jan Bledsoe is trying to convict the police officers accused of killing Freddie Gray. But she once defended Gray — and he was unsatisfied with her representation.
Many Baltimore Cops Relieved To See Commissioner Go
Anthony Batts had come into the embattled department as a “reform commissioner,” but many rank-and-file officers bristled at the changes he made.