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.
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.
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.
"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."
The new Justice Department program will require law enforcement to submit reports that include figures and details about any deaths that occur during arrests.
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.
Three officers were scheduled to stand trial over the death of Baltimore man Freddie Gray.
Lt. Brian Rice was the highest ranking officer facing charges over Gray's death in police custody.
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.
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.
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.
Officer Caesar Goodson is charged with second-degree murder and faces up to 30 years in prison for the death of Freddie Gray.
Officer Edward Nero has been cleared of assault, reckless endangerment, and official misconduct charges, a Baltimore Circuit Court ruled Monday
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.
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.
Officer William Porter will now be compelled to take the stand against five other Baltimore police officers.
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.
Baltimore has one of the most diverse police forces in the country. So why are community relations still so bad?
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.
Officer Caesar Goodson faces upwards of 30 years in prison for alleged his role in the death of an unarmed man last year.
The stay, however, is only temporary, and the court could eventually decide to force th officer to testify.
"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."
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.
The judge sent the panel back to deliberate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
An officer said Gray asked for help and indicated he needed medical attention during his arrest on April 12, The Baltimore Sun reported.
Her term saw the death of Freddie Gray in police custody and the subsequent riots.
Many in Baltimore worried that moving the trials could trigger unrest like the one seen in April.
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.
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.
A Baltimore court also ruled State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby does not have to recuse herself from the case.
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.
As a contentious hearing approaches, a tense city hopes for the best — and gets ready for the worst.
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.
This week for BuzzFeed News, John Stanton and Joel Anderson visit the Gulf Coast ten years after Hurricane Katrina. Read those and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
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.
"Hell You Talmbout" is a bop with a chilling message.
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.
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.
Anthony Batts had come into the embattled department as a “reform commissioner,” but many rank-and-file officers bristled at the changes he made.
"I used to go to other officer's posts, to black neighborhoods, just to make arrests so I could meet my stats," Michael Wood told BuzzFeed News.
In an autopsy obtained by the Baltimore Sun, the Maryland's state medical examiner's office said Freddie Gray's death fit the definition of an accident, but was ruled a homicide because officers didn't follow safety procedures "through acts of omission."
Hundreds of police officers and staffers filed compensation claims for being injured in "falls" or "altercations" during the unrest that followed Freddie Gray's death.
At a union meeting on Tuesday, more than 400 officers raised their hands in support of a potential no-confidence vote against the top police official in the city. The vote came in the aftermath of protesting and riots in Baltimore following the death of a young black man in police custody.
After insisting the police force was not engaged in a work slowdown — causing the rise in violent crime — the union now says officers are "afraid of going to jail for doing their jobs." May has been Baltimore's most violent month in 15 years.
Some have speculated police in Baltimore are staging a work "slowdown."
The charges range from manslaughter to "second-degree depraved heart murder." The officers are due in court on July 2.
Little was known about what happened when the van transporting Gray to the police department stopped at Mount and Baker streets in Baltimore. This cell phone video was provided to the Baltimore Sun.
Baltimore's top prosecutor and the six officers accused of playing a role in Freddie Gray's death have have spent the last few weeks exchanging harsh words in court filings.Their motions and counter-motions could be the prologue to a trial full of personal attacks.
Baltimore detective Joe Crystal watched a fellow officer beat up a handcuffed suspect. After he broke ranks and reported the assault, he was run out of town, his career ruined. During his former city's most chaotic week, he went back.
The concert audio was streamed on Tidal, Jay Z's music streaming service. The song is a response to the police custody death of Freddie Gray.
Baltimore Deputy Public Defender Natalie Finegar wrote in a court motion that the power to institute a curfew rests with the governor, not with the city's mayor. Those accused of other crimes, such as disorderly conduct or assault, could still be prosecuted.
Department leadership and the Fraternal Order of Police are poor spokespersons for your average police officer. That doesn't mean you'll like what we have to say.
Photographer, Nate Larson captures the moments after a wall of citizens separated protesters from the police during the Baltimore Protests in his photo essay "Holding That Line". He uses side-by-side photos of cops and citizens on the front line to juxtapose both sides of the conflict in Baltimore.
BuzzFeed News was in the room when the family of Freddie Gray, who died in Baltimore police custody on April 12, first heard the news that the officers linked to his death would face charges.
An 18-year-old Baltimore college student who was arrested during Monday's demonstrations told BuzzFeed News that detainees were packed into cells, mocked, and held in terrible conditions.
As residents celebrate the charges against six Baltimore police officers, officers on the ground report heightened tensions. The chief of patrol sent out a message ordering officers to double up on patrols.
The announcement that the six officers linked to the mysterious death of Freddie Gray would face criminal charges turned his old neighborhood, the site of riots just a few days ago, into a block party.
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced criminal charges against six officers and gave the most definitive account to date of how Gray's time in the back of a police wagon turned fatal.
Marilyn Mosby, the country's youngest chief prosecutor, is heading a case that has sparked nationwide protests and riots in her fourth month on the job. On Friday, Mosby announced criminal charges for six officers in Freddie Gray's death.
"You can rest, Freddie. You can rest. You can be in peace now," Gloria Darden told BuzzFeed News.
The six cops involved in the Freddie Gray case face various combinations of six charges that could land them decades in prison. Here's a charge-by-charge breakdown of each accusation.
The West Baltimore corner store whose security footage may have recorded a key part of Freddie Gray’s journey in the police van prior to his death was destroyed in Monday’s riots. Locals say it was a neighborhood institution.
A Baltimore public defender says protesters slept on slices of bread at the crowded central booking intake facility where those arrested during Monday's riots were held for two days.
The arrests came as crowds of demonstrators defied a 10 p.m. curfew. All six officers posted bond Friday evening.
«Notre communauté n'essayait pas seulement d'arrêter les actes de violence, mais aussi de sauver et d'aider ceux qui étaient dans le besoin.»
"If you are going to make mass arrests, the rest of the criminal justice system needs to be ready to handle the cases," the deputy public defender said about nearly 235 defendants who were arrested Monday.
The L.A. riots turn 23 years old as tensions in Baltimore continue to build over the issue of police brutality.
Les manifestations de ce mardi, où 10 personnes ont été arrêtées, étaient beaucoup plus paisibles que les émeutes de lundi.
Hillary Clinton On Baltimore: "We Have To Come To Terms With Some Hard Truths About Race And Justice In America"
In a speech Wednesday at Columbia University, Clinton touched on race and inequality in America and called for policies to address what she called an "out-of-balance" criminal justice system.
Demonstrations on Tuesday, where 10 people were arrested, were much more restrained than Monday's riots.
Des émeutes ont éclaté à Baltimore lundi soir après les funérailles de Freddie Gray, un jeune homme noir de 25 ans qui est mort des suites d'une grave blessure survenue lors d'une interpellation.
Riots broke out in Baltimore Monday night after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after sustaining an injury in police custody. You can also read this post in Spanish, French, and German.
The group calls itself "Never 21" in honor of the young black men and women killed by police before their 21st birthdays. BuzzFeed News talked to the group's anonymous spokesperson.
"I’m under no illusion that under this Congress we’re going to get mass investments in urban communities," President Obama tells the press.
After protests over the death of Freddie Gray turned violent, residents of West Baltimore came out early Tuesday morning to clean their streets. Here are the children, store managers, and librarians who were at the scene of the worst of the riots.
"If you can’t seek redress and demand reform without a brick in your hand, you risk losing this moment for all of us in Baltimore," David Simon wrote.
More than 200 people were arrested in protests over the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray.
Des violences ont secoué Baltimore ce lundi, après les funérailles de Freddie Gray, un jeune homme noir mort des suites de blessures survenues lors d'une arrestation.
"Our people were not only trying to stop the acts of violence, but also saving and helping those in need."
Des violences ont éclaté à Baltimore lundi soir après l'enterrement de Freddie Gray. Au moins une vingtaine de personnes ont été arrêtées et 15 policiers ont été blessés, certains gravement.
Baltimore erupted in violence on Monday night following Freddie Gray's funeral. At least two dozen people were arrested and 15 police officers were injured, some seriously.
Meanwhile, officials revealed that the van holding Freddie Gray took a previously undisclosed stop and that another prisoner, separated by a metal partition inside during the transport, told officers he heard “banging against the walls,” according to a police document obtained by the Washington Post.
Baltimore erupted in violence on Monday following the funeral for Freddie Gray, a young black man who died mysteriously after injuries sustained while in police custody.
President Obama has sent Broderick Johnson, the chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force and a Baltimore native, to represent the administration.
The family of Freddie Gray held a wake in Baltimore Sunday for the 25-year-old unarmed black man who died from a spinal injury that he received while in police custody. The service followed a night of demonstrations that lead to the arrests of 35 people.
After hours of peaceful protests in Baltimore Saturday, scuffles broke out and some people smashed windows.
Anger And Frustration In The Streets Of Baltimore As Protesters Demand Answers In Death Of Freddie Gray
Striking images of the demonstrations in Baltimore in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, who died of spinal cord injuries after being in police custody. All images are from the protests on Saturday, April 25.
Baltimore's police department is not the first to get in trouble for roughing up suspects in the back of a van. An age-old tactic comes under fresh scrutiny.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake pledged to take "corrective action" after the 25-year-old man sustained fatal spinal injuries during his arrest. Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts called the ongoing investigation "massive."
Authorities have said they believe Freddie Gray's fatal spinal cord injury happened in a police transport van. The Baltimore mayor plans to meet Friday with local activists and clergy members to discuss protests.