The death of Korryn Gaines

Number 27897
Subject Police
Source Baltimore Sun
State
Year 2016
Publication Date Aug. 5, 6, Sept. 9, 13, Nov. 6, 2016
Summary These stories explored the death of Korryn Gaines after a six-hour standoff with Baltimore County police. Baltimore Sun reporters were able to shed light on the incident with stories about Gaines’ past encounters with police and social media postings, an exclusive interview with the neighbor who allowed police to drill holes in the wall he shared with Gaines’ apartment so they could monitor her movements, and another exclusive on court documents showing that police sought Gaines’ private Facebook messages and other account information. Reporters also explored other angles, such as the role social media is playing in encounters with police across the country. Finally, reporters gained exclusive access to the investigative file that provided a trove of information on how the standoff went down.
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Keywords death; standoff; law enforcement; social media
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