Texas Grand Jury Declines To Indict Officer In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Mexican Immigrant
A Texas grand jury on Monday declined to indict the police officer who shot Ruben García Villalpando in February. Dash camera footage of the incident was also released, and shows Villalpando refusing to comply with the officer's orders, saying, “Nah — kill me.”
Top New York Judge Wants Courts To Supervise Grand Juries That Investigate Cops
The proposal would allow judges to oversee proceedings now dominated by prosecutors. The statement comes at a time of renewed debate over the fairness of grand juries after they declined to indict two white police officers who killed unarmed black men.
Missouri Prosecutor Releases More Ferguson Grand Jury Evidence
St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch apologized for "inadvertently" omitting to release some of the evidence collected after the shooting of Michael Brown. The newly released evidence includes a transcript of an interview with Dorian Johnson, a friend of Brown's, who was with the 18-year-old when he died.
New York City Police Force To Be Retrained In Wake Of Eric Garner Case
A Staten Island grand jury Wednesday declined to charge an NYPD officer who killed the unarmed Garner with a chokehold. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has since announced that the federal government will launch its own investigation and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the NYPD will be retrained in an effort to reduce police violence.
Live Updates: 44 Arrests Made On Second Night Of Ferguson Protests
Protests continued across the U.S. on Tuesday, a day after a grand jury did not indict Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown. Joel Anderson and Jim Dalrymple II reporting from Ferguson, Missouri, for BuzzFeed News.
Live Updates: Ferguson Braces For Grand Jury's Decision
St. Louis County prosecutor is expected to announce at 8 p.m. CT Monday whether the grand jury decided to indict police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon issued a state of emergency last week, calling up the National Guard to assist local law enforcement.
Almost Everyone In Ferguson Thinks Officer Darren Wilson Will Get Off
Ahead of the grand jury’s decision whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Mike Brown, cops are stockpiling weapons while organizers are trying to stop tensions from flaring into violence. Almost no one thinks things are getting better.
U.S. Attorney To Investigate Botched Drug Raid That Injured Baby
A grand jury in Georgia returned a decision not to indict the law enforcement officials involved in the raid that left 19-month-old Bounkham "Bou Bou" Phonesavanh's face disfigured from a grenade explosion. The U.S. Attorney's Office tells BuzzFeed News she will take up the investigation.
Death By A Thousand Cuts: The Law's Pursuit Of Steven Cohen
Federal regulators have been after SAC Capital for the better part of a decade, slowly chipping away at Steven Cohen's empire. But will the most recent charges brought against SAC Capital by a federal grand jury finally drive Cohen out of the business of investing public money?