Police brutality far from over in Baltimore, meet Tyrone West
Freddie Gray. His name rings out in his home town of Baltimore and around the world too. He was, of course, the 25-year-old black man who died last month, after being arrested and thrown in the back of a Baltimore police van.
But nearly two years before Freddie Gray became the latest symbol of the troubled relationship between police and black men, there was Tyrone West, a man who died after being stopped by Baltimore Police at a traffic stop.
Tyrone West's death hasn't sparked the same sort of attention and outrage as Freddie Gray's, but it hasn't been forgotten either.
Every week, for nearly two years now. Tyrone West's family - and a handful of supporters - have hit the streets of Baltimore, on what they call "West Wednesdays" demaning justice.
This is only directed at black males... I don't think we're looked at as human beings.- Baltimore lawyer A. Dwight Pettit
Today is the 94th "West Wednesday" since Tyrone West's death.
This documentary from Baltimore is produced by The Current's Pacinthe Mattar. It is called "Screaming in the Dark."
Joan Webber is The Current's documentary editor.
Baltimore's 'Broken Relationship' With Police - The New York TImes
Tyrone West files show passenger's account of death in police custody - The Baltimore Sun
Officers in Tyrone West death will not be charged - The Baltimore Sun