Race and Policing

Coverage of high-profile cases of police violence against Black people and people of color in the U.S.


  1. PhotoWayne Kendall, one of the family’s lawyers, at a press conference. An illustration shows the fatal wound that killed Andrew Brown Jr.
    CreditCarlos Bernate for The New York Times

    Private Autopsy Shows Deputies Shot Andrew Brown Jr. 5 Times

    The fatal shot was to the back of the head, lawyers for Mr. Brown’s family said. Cries are growing for the authorities in Elizabeth City, N.C., to release body camera footage.


    1. PhotoA community member visited the George Floyd memorial site in Minneapolis last June.
      CreditJoshua Rashaad McFadden for The New York Times

      The Death of George Floyd Reignited a Movement. What Happens Now?

      Calls for racial justice touched nearly every aspect of American life on a scale that historians say has not happened since the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

      By Audra D. S. BurchAmy HarmonSabrina Tavernise and