Richard Shipley, who called for “peace in the pursuit of justice” as family and community members demanded answers in the police-involved death of his stepson Freddie Gray, died earlier this month at the age of 60.
In a move that may finally break up the stronghold of protection that blankets police officers when accused of brutality or death, the city of Baltimore has instated a new policy that may make officers liable for payouts to victims.
Even in death, there is no real justice for Freddie Gray. Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson Jr.—who was driving the van in which Gray suffered fatal spinal cord injuries in April 2015—was found not guilty Tuesday of all 21 administrative charges that were filed against him.
Marilyn Mosby is fighting new battles. She’s used to that. The Baltimore prosecutor—an African-American woman, putting her among the 1 percent of all elected prosecutors in the nation who are women of color—made a name for herself by doing what shouldn’t have been considered remarkable: prosecuting six police officers…
Two Baltimore police officers have accepted “minor disciplinary action” for their part in the 2015 arrest of Freddie Gray, who died after being severely injured while in police custody.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it will not be filing federal civil rights charges against any of the Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody.
The Freddie Gray case lives on with the Baltimore Police Department’s decision to bring internal charges against five of the six officers involved in the case, with at least three of them also facing termination.
Seven Baltimore police officers have been charged by federal prosecutors with a bevy of serious crimes and falsifying reports to cover them up. These cops were so rogue that the Baltimore police commissioner said they acted like old-school thugs.
Peabody Spotlight is a digital series produced by the Peabody Media Center at the University of Georgia. Each part of the series draws from the vast Peabody Awards archives, the third-largest repository of audiovisual materials in the United States. Peabody Spotlight will focus on significant societal issues as…
When a federal judge made the unusual move earlier this month to allow key parts of a lawsuit filed by five of the six police officers in the Freddie Gray case to go forward against Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby (as well as Assistant Sheriff Samuel Cogen, who wrote the statement of probable cause), the…
Like many others who bank at Wells Fargo, a Baltimore schoolteacher wanted to design her bank card with something she felt was important. But when that “thing” turned out to be Black Lives Matter, the bank balked.
A federal judge has ruled that key parts of a lawsuit against Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby, filed by five of the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, can move forward.
Created, written and performed by the multitalented Anna Deavere Smith, Notes From the Field is a one-woman show that compiles over 250 interviews exploring the school-to-prison pipeline and its effect within communities of color in the United States.
Just last week, the right-wing Media Research Center’s annual black-tie gala honored the three arresting officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray.
Baltimore resident Freddie Gray died in April 2015 as a result of injuries sustained while being improperly restrained in a police van. Protests over his death turned violent, and in the middle of the unrest, Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore City state’s attorney, stood on the stairs of the War Memorial in downtown…
On Wednesday morning the Department of Justice released its long-awaited report (pdf) based on its investigation of the Baltimore Police Department, concluding that "there is reasonable cause to believe that BPD engages in a pattern or practice of conduct that violates the Constitution or federal law."
Baltimore Police Lt. Brian Rice, the highest-ranking officer acquitted in the case of Freddie Gray, is likely to get almost $127,000 in back pay, NBC News reports.
In a controversial move, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby dropped charges against Police Officer Garrett Miller, Police Sgt. Alicia White and Police Officer William Porter, the three remaining Baltimore officers accused in the arrest and death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.
Perhaps, if you're inclined to do so, you could argue that it's Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's fault that none of the officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray will face jail time. You could say that Mosby was recklessly ambitious in "over-charging" the officers; an act that virtually ensured none…