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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.
Thousands of people joined the rally and march, blocking a highway in the city. Several people were arrested, and police deployed stun grenades as night fell.
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.
From Arizona to New York, the cases have added to national outrage over deadly force used by police.
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.
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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.
The first ever Major League Baseball game without fans, turned Camden Yards into a surreal deserted landscape.
Only a day after police brutality protests erupted into violence in Baltimore, many residents predict things could get much worse if police officers aren’t held responsible in Gray’s death.
The chaos seen in Baltimore on Monday night failed to repeat itself on Tuesday. As a festive afternoon gave way to a tense standoff over the 10 p.m. curfew, police easily dispersed the remaining protesters.
How did a city where blacks are well-represented among the city government and police erupt in riots not seen since Martin Luther King Jr. was killed?
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.
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."
Samuel Arrington, who is homeless and has bipolar disorder, says he has had multiple violent encounters with the Los Angeles police.
Vicki Yost submitted her resignation on Wednesday, two days after officer William Melendez was charged with assault in traffic-stop beating. A dashboard camera recorded Melendez beating an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in January.
Mall of America, the nation's largest mall, tells media outlets that it will no longer purse $40,000 in extra security costs stemming from December protest. Criminal charges are still pending.
The funeral for the 50-year-old man, who was fatally shot by a North Charleston police officer last week, took place on Saturday.
"Is pizza an emergency?"
The San Francisco Police Chief is seeking to fire seven police officers who sent offensive text messages about ethnic minorities and gay men.
The author of an Arizona proposal meant to shield the names of police officers involved in lethal shootings says it was inspired by two killings of unarmed suspects. The governor vetoed the bill Monday evening.
The body of the Turkish prosecutor who on Tuesday was taken hostage by Marxist rebels and subsequently killed in a shootout, was laid to rest in Istanbul on Wednesday.
A federal grand jury has charged former Madison, alabama police officer Eric Parker for the beating of unarmed 57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel, who sustained a serious spinal injury from the incident.
Civil rights attorneys and St. Louis-area police have reached an agreement that prohibits the use of chemical agents against anti-police-brutality demonstrators.
State lawmakers and activists are demanding the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control's authority be curtailed following the controversial arrest of a University of Virginia student.
Martese Johnson, the UVA student whose bloody arrest at the hands of Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control agents sparked a public outcry, said he will fight the charges stemming from the incident.
Newly-released footage shows the alleged beating of Cortez Bufford last April. An officer can be heard pointing out a camera was rolling before switching it off.
Police in Pasco, Washington, shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes Tuesday evening after he allegedly threw rocks at cars and officers.
After a 2-year-old boy was left maimed from a flash-bang grenade, a Georgia senator is hoping to pass new legislation that makes it harder for police to execute dangerous surprise raids in the state.
Officer Clive Higgins was captured on video stomping the head of a man who was lying on the ground in 2011. A jury cleared him of wrongdoing Wednesday.
Protesters in Los Angeles took to Beverly Boulevard for the Millions March LA. In New York, protesters called for justice for Akai Gurley.
David A. Clarke Jr., who is black, also believes that Eric Garner's death was an accident and that people should wear "Police Lives Matter" t-shirts.
Thousands are taking to the streets of the Washington D.C. and New York to demonstrate against recent police action against minorities, including the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
A judge delivered a legal victory to protesters Thursday, saying police have to warn protesters and give them time to disperse before firing tear gas.
The California Highway Patrol said it has used plainclothes officers in the Bay Area since protests against police violence that began Nov. 24. Some protesters are accusing the officers of attempting to instigate looting.
Columbia Law Students Can Postpone Exams If They're "Sufficiently Impaired" By Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision
"We have been traumatized over and again by the devaluation of Black and Brown lives. We are falling apart."
People gathered Friday to protest the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and others who have been killed by police.
The hashtag was trending on Twitter Wednesday and Thursday after a grand jury cleared the officer who killed Eric Garner.
Schools and work places across the country took part in the massive #HandsUpWalkout movement today.
Nine officers, eight white and one Latino, claim the department delivered them "substantially harsher punishment" than their African-American counterparts as a result of a fatal chase in 2012 that involved two black suspects.
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said he was willing to talk to pro-democracy protesters after police officers were caught beating a protester on camera.
Around the St. Louis area, demonstrations marked the two-month anniversary of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. Former Harvard professor Cornel West was among 42 who were arrested outside the Ferguson Police Department.
Daniel Andrew, who was videotaped beating 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock on the side of the freeway on July 1, may face serious charges.
The St. Louis suburb copes with grief and anger after the unarmed black teen was shot dead by police.
Blood Orange Allegedly Jumped By Lollapalooza Security After Giving A Speech Against Police Brutality
Devonté Hynes accused guards of touching his girlfriend and throwing him to the ground. The alleged assault happened just hours after the singer's performance at the festival.
Update: Officer Daniel Pantaleo will be stripped of his badge and gun during an investigation into a video that apparently shows him putting a man into a chokehold. In the video, the man is then slammed into the ground until he stops moving or talking.
The video was shot earlier this week by a passerby and has launched an investigation by the California Highway Patrol.
Seven members of a family were arrested after a noise complaint at a party, including a 53-year-old woman who reportedly was tased four times.
A city council meeting in Albuquerque, N.M., descended into chaos Monday as activists took over and demanded the arrest of the city's police chief. Twenty-five people have been killed by the police since 2010.
A request for pictures of members of the New York Police Department went horribly wrong. WARNING: This post contains graphic photos of alleged police brutality.
Questions about the Tucson Police Department's handling of unruly crowds at the University Of Arizona.
A Cincinnati, Ohio, woman has filed suit against the police officer who — rather than take her to the hospital — arrested her after she reported her rape, WLWT reports.
Kelly Thomas cried for help as police beat and tased him until he choked to death on his own blood.
Another day, another batch of police brutality videos. God bless America.
Sean Bell's widow featured in an ad for Rocawear's "I will not lose" campaign.