Tag: Freddie Gray

Baltimore Cops Allegedly Faked Evidence Again

New body cam footage has emerged that shows police officers in Baltimore working together to plant evidence at a supposed crime scene, according to the Baltimore Office of the Public Defender (OPD). The clip comes out just weeks after a different video was released showing a different group of officers…

Trump's Pro-Police Brutality Speech Slammed

President Donald Trump told police officers on Friday not to be”too nice” while transporting suspects a statement supportive of police brutality, according to various law enforcement officials around the country. Some officers are already pros in Trump’s suggested tactics, such as the Baltimore cops who transportedFreddie Grayduring his 2015 arrest,…

Officers Involved in Freddie Gray's Death Honored at Black-Tie Gala

The officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest and subsequent death last April were honored at a black-tie affair in Washington, D.C., last week. Media Research Center (MRC), a right-wing news blog whose mission is “exposing and combating liberal media bias,” according toits website, honored three of the six officers: Lt….

Freddie Gray Van Driver Acquitted of all Charges

The Baltimore Police van driver who transported Freddie Gray and was accused of giving him a “rough ride” that led to his fatal spinal injury was acquitted of all charges Thursday, including murder, manslaughter and reckless endangerment. Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., whohad waived his right to a jury trial…

Murder Trial for Freddie Gray Officer Begins Today

The trial involving the most serious charges filed in connection to Freddie Gray’s death begins today. Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., who drove the police wagon that transported Gray, faces charges including second-degree depraved heart murder. During pretrial motions on Monday, Goodson opted to be tried by a judge rather…

Second Baltimore Cop Not Guilty in Freddie Gray Death

The second of six Baltimore police officers to be tried in connection with the death of Freddie Gray was found not guilty of all charges Monday. Officer Edward Nero, who was on bike patrol and one of the first officers to encounter Gray when he responded to a call on…

Reporter who Pushed for Diversity Coverage Dies

Rising journalism star Michael J. Feeney, a former New York Daily News reporter and immediate past president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died on Sunday at the age of 32. The advocate for diversity in newsrooms was about to start his dream job as an entertainment reporter…

Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland is Fired, Charged With Perjury

State trooper Brian Encinia, who arrested Sandra Bland on July 10, 2015 in Prairie View, Texas, was indicted by the Waller County grand jury on Wednesday for perjury.The grand jury has charged him for allegedly lying in an affidavit about Bland’s traffic stop, which ultimately resulted in the 28-year-old Black…