Michael Brelo fired repeatedly on Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams after their car’s backfire was mistaken for gunshots in 2012. In the wake of the ruling, the Justice Department said it would review the case.
Since 2005, 54 officers nationwide have been criminally charged after they shot and killed someone in the line of duty, according to a review by the Washington Post and Bowling Green State University researchers. The Post analyzed the details of those prosecutions, which involved the killings of 49 people.
The Washington Post and researchers at Bowling Green State University analyzed a wide range of public records and interviews with law enforcement, judicial and other legal experts.
Short descriptions of all 54 cases The Post analyzed.
After the housing crisis derailed their American Dream, a Prince George’s couple navigate an uneasy future.
Fairwood, one of the nation’s most aspirational black communities, epitomizes what was lost.
Witnesses in the shooting of Michael Brown can’t agree, and the evidence can’t settle the questions.
The grand jury examining the Ferguson, Mo., shooting heard widely conflicting testimony about the teen’s actions.
Law narrows the time during which lenders can take former homeowners to court from 12 to three years.
A Md. senator proposes a reform that cuts the time debt collectors can take homeowners to court.