Recent violent encounters between police and citizens have prompted greater use of video cameras by both sides. Evidence indicates fewer incidents of use of force and fewer complaints when police officers turn on their cameras.
The difficulty in getting answers highlights the challenges of managing investigations into explosive events like the death of a black man in police custody. Baltimore police turned their report on the Freddie Gray case over to prosecutors Thursday.
The Washington Post reports that a prisoner saw Freddie Gray 'trying to injure himself' in the police van. The findings of a police investigation into Freddie Gray's death are expected to be turned over to a state's attorney by Friday.
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a capital punishment case involving Oklahoma’s use of lethal injection drugs. At issue is whether the first drug prevents pain by rendering the prisoner unconscious.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is the perceived swing vote in the gay marriage case argued Tuesday. Based on his questions, it appears the justice may be reluctant to embrace a sweeping constitutional holding.
On Monday, James Holmes went on trial for killing 11 people and injuring 70. It may be the first time a Colorado jury has ever had to weigh the insanity defense in a death penalty case, say legal experts.