Two witnesses saw or heard "a struggle of some sort" inside the car and "heard loud bangs," a police spokesperson said.
My cousin Salahuddin was a victim of unforgivable police brutality. But before that, he was a young man let down by a society that still treats mental illness as a kind of crime in itself.
The man was slammed to the ground after allegedly spitting on the cop during an arrest, police said.
The Florida Deputies Who Slammed A Black Teen's Head Into The Ground In A Viral Video Have Been Charged
The 15-year-old boy was bending down to pick up a cell phone during an incident at a McDonald's when the officers pepper sprayed him and threw him to the ground.
Cabán, a candidate for district attorney in Queens, told BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM that there are “so many better ways to have better public safety outcomes rather than continuing to criminalize poverty.”
“What do people do with their pain and trauma when it gets to be too much, when a city has ignored them, when their loss is too great and they can no longer yell at the sky?” a city official asked.
The video appears to contradict the officers statements that the student initiated the violent encounter.
“When you lift the curtain, what happens in France is exactly what you see in America…It’s the same violence. We’re also dying.”
California is a progressive stronghold. It’s also home to some of the most unjust laws in the nation.
Florida Police Officers Who Pinned Down A 14-Year-Old Black Girl And Punched Her Say She Was Acting "Aggressive"
The girl's mother said she is "heartbroken" and "can't trust" the police anymore.
The Hate U Give, Monsters and Men, and Blindspotting don't have anything to say beyond police brutality is bad. (Warning: spoilers.)
“That’s an unimaginable response,” the man's attorney said. “You don't treat people like that in any situation.”
At any point, Mayor Bill de Blasio could have held the police accountable for my son’s death. He’s chosen not to.
Lawyers For The Officer Who Shot Laquan McDonald 16 Times Said The Teen Was Responsible For His Own Death
“Laquan was the author, choreographer of this story. Jason Van Dyke had to be brought into it.”
The Officer Who Fatally Shot Laquan McDonald 16 Times Said The Teen's Eyes "Were Bugging Out Of His Head"
Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke also testified that he was shooting at the knife as Laquan McDonald was on the ground.
The fact remains that Amber Guyger entered an apartment that wasn't her own and shot her neighbor, who was neither armed nor a direct threat to her.
At one point, the prosecutor asked a pathologist for the defense team, "Are we back to ‘None of the wounds matter’?”
Sgt. Ritchard Blake has been fired from the NYPD and is under investigation for possible criminal charges over the shooting.
A Baltimore Police Officer Has Been Indicted On Assault Charges After A Video Of Him Punching A Man Went Viral
Arthur Williams, who resigned from the department Sunday, faces charges of misconduct in office and assault.
The interim police commissioner accepted the officer's resignation Sunday evening, calling the actions "disturbing."
The interim police commissioner said he’s “deeply disturbed by the video” and will be investigating the incident.
Police said that the 25-year-old victim, Daniel Hambrick, was carrying a gun when the officer shot him several times.
Amid stories of police violence and individuals calling the cops on people of color living their lives, the Congressional Black Caucus has formed a task force to figure out how to help.
The Ava DuVernay series takes a stand on kneeling in the Season 3 premiere.
The men had simply been waiting for another person to arrive before they ordered, their lawyer said. A Starbucks manager phoned the police.
Officer Christopher Hickman has been charged with two counts of assault and communicating threats.
What happens when your resonant dark comedy about female anger is also a lousy one about racism?
The men who filmed the deaths of Eric Garner and Freddie Gray are the subjects of a new documentary.
For those who consider football a fantasy, players protesting police brutality is a problem because the truth is laid bare: that even in the realm of the fantastic, black life in this country isn’t valued.
"I’ve got a daughter, and she’s going to have to live in this world."
The officer, Michael Amiott, has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
Barack and Michelle.
Detroit might be about black people, but it isn't teaching black people anything wholly new.
Three Chicago Police Department officers have been indicted on conspiracy, obstruction, and misconduct over the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer Phil Augusta Jackson: “Racism is still a very real thing in this country ... it's a complex issue that is worth talking about."
Gathered in front of the Triple S Food Mart where the 37-year-old was killed, his family renewed their call for charges to be filed in the case.
"After I read the script in its entirety for the first time, I went home and cried over what was about to happen because it’s so real and so authentic."
A bystander filmed then-North Charleston Officer Michael Slager firing his handgun multiple times, striking Walter Scott in the back as he ran away following a traffic stop.
The dress, which features images of black men, women, and children who died as a result of police brutality, is going viral on the internet.
Did O.J. really do it?
A lawyer for Chaka Laguerre, who works at the International Court of Justice, told BuzzFeed News that there appears “to be a clear attempt to manipulate the outside world into accepting [the police’s] version of events."
It's been four years since we took to the streets. We've calmed down since, but nothing has actually changed. Where did the rage go?
Activists for black, brown, and Indigenous rights around the world have adopted the Black Lives Matter slogan alongside homegrown movements against racism and police brutality.
"Can you imagine the last moments of your loved one [on video] in such a violent manner, and anyone can use it and not even ask your permission?"
"Our sons’ reactions to the Trayvon Martin trial, and Mike Brown… Trying to explain to them what was going on… This was a way for us to speak to all that," co-creator Gina Prince-Bythewood said.
"It's a shame that our mothers and fathers are killed and we can't even see them anymore."
The two officers are accused of chasing the animal in a golf cart to the point of exhaustion before running it over.
"I’m black, they don’t like blackfellas."
Family members sent a letter opposing the City Council speaker's “attempt to block the Right to Know Act by using a backroom deal.”
This week for BuzzFeed News, Albert Samaha details a web of police intimidation and retaliation. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
"I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement..." – Michael Jordan.
Before the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner took to the streets in protest, there was Iris Baez, a homemaker who became an activist after an NYPD officer killed her son Anthony in 1994.
“It was unbelievable in the fact that it wasn’t unbelievable.”
"Mommy, are you gonna get shot by the police?"
"We have the equal right to live."
"When I was born, I had a success story already written."
"The color of my skin, they comparing it to sin."
All hail the queen.
The singer talked at length about her life during an in-depth interview with Elle magazine.
Forcing out prosecutors who refuse to treat police shootings as serious crimes is a significant milestone in the movement against unjustified police shootings of black Americans.
The jury denied the family of Alex Nieto — a young Latino man who was a security guard — monetary damages in the case.
"What this city just told me two days ago is that you're not safe anymore in your home," Ramarley Graham's mother told BuzzFeed News.
"The system is rigged against us."
Baltimore has one of the most diverse police forces in the country. So why are community relations still so bad?
The police officer wants $10 million in damages for "emotional trauma."
In November 2014, Akai Gurley was shot and killed by a rookie police officer in the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project. As the officer's trial begins, Gurley’s family and friends tell BuzzFeed News the definitive story of the man they lost.
The video is going viral amid accusations of police brutality.
After she was raped by a sheriff's deputy, Lindsay F. sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Even after her attacker was convicted, the department did everything it could to evade responsibility.
An exoneree trying to rebuild his life. A woman arrested for reporting her rape. Illegally imported execution drugs. The charismatic leader of a shady religious group. A cop accused of sexually assaulting a dozen women. A black man beaten in an Oakland Whole Foods. Bongs as the new banks. The mystery of an epidemic of murder in Detroit. Here are 15 of the most moving, unnerving, infuriating, revelatory, and memorable crime stories published by BuzzFeed News in 2015.
A video showing the alleged incident has caused outrage online.
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.
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.
Officer Who Witnessed City Marshals Fatally Shooting 6-Year-Old Boy Said He Didn't Fear For His Life
Two city marshals were indicted on murder charges on Thursday in November's shooting death of Jeremy Mardis in Louisiana.
Hundreds of protesters took the streets in Chicago after Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday apologized for the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
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.
Kelly Thomas, a 37-year-old man with schizophrenia, died after he was beaten by police officers in Fullerton, California, sparking widespread protests.
This week, Bim Adewunmi interviewed a couple that is abstaining from sex until marriage. Read that and other essays from Literary Hub, Catapult, and more.
This third report, like previous reports, says a rookie police officer was justified in shooting the 12-year-old boy who was playing with a toy pistol in an Ohio park.
"Poetry has always been there for me when I needed it."
Jason Goolsby, who was tackled and arrested by the Metropolitan police after a woman at an ATM said she made him feel "uncomfortable," ran from the officer because he "feared for his life."
It has to do with whether you're a famous tennis star, but also with the mechanics of civil lawsuits.
Sureshbhai Patel was severely injured after a Madison police officer arrested him following a report of a suspicious "skinny black guy."
Many in Baltimore worried that moving the trials could trigger unrest like the one seen in April.
"I look at myself and see all the officers that didn't want to mess with me but had to."
As a contentious hearing approaches, a tense city hopes for the best — and gets ready for the worst.
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.
This week, Stacia L. Brown wrote about stalking the Facebook pages of black teens who have died at the hands of white cops. Read that and other essays from The Cut, Grantland, The Guardian, and more.
"Hell You Talmbout" is a bop with a chilling message.
The video has gone viral in Egypt.
"Instead of helping me and my girlfriend and arresting our attacker, more officers piled on top of me," Stephanie Dorceant said. The Brooklyn District Attorney is investigating the allegations.
Family Attorney: Dashcam Video Of Sandra Bland's Arrest Shows Texas Trooper Trying To Pull Her Out Of Her Car
The attorney for Sandra Bland, who was found dead of an apparent suicide in her jail cell three days after a traffic stop arrest, said that dashcam video shows she did not strike the trooper. The Texas Department of Public Safety said it had identified procedural violations in her arrest.
Mitch Henriquez was arrested by The Hague police at a local music festival on June 27 and was pronounced dead at a hospital. Since then, 200 people were arrested and a ban on group assembly is still in place.
This week, Alex Andreou wrote about caring for his mother with Alzheimer's for BuzzFeed Idea's Carers Issue. Read that and others from The New Inquiry, Hazlitt, The New Yorker, and more.
A Chicago man is suing after being tased and shot in the foot by police over what he said was a case of mistaken identity. He claims the officer who shot him said, “I should have killed you.”