The New York Times and the team behind “The Daily” present a five-part series about the life and death of a Baltimore teenager known as Nook, who was fatally shot by a police officer a year after the killing of Freddie Gray. Nook’s family is searching for truth from the streets where he died, the police who took his life and the city that won’t give them answers.
Part 5: What’s Behind the Black Box?
Nook’s family thinks they know who killed him. But when the Baltimore police agree to show his mother the surveillance video that captured his final moments, a new story emerges.
Part 4: The Police Scandal That Shook Baltimore
Nook’s mother, Toby, had long ago lost faith in the Baltimore police. And as the department tried to repair its public image, a corruption trial exposed the depths of misconduct: An elite group of officers had been stealing from residents for years.
Part 3: The Lure of the Streets
Nook spent the first few years of his life in an affluent suburb of Baltimore. But the city drew him back, and he became part of a young generation caught between the crack epidemic and the aggressive police tactics meant to fix the problem.
Part 2: The Legacy of Zero-Tolerance Policing
Relations between the police and the community in Baltimore weren’t always so troubled. But as job loss and drugs tore through the city, a policing idea called zero tolerance led to a breakdown in trust.
Part 1: Baltimore After Freddie Gray
A year after the death of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore teenager known as Nook was shot and killed by a police officer. This is the story of his life and death, and of a grieving family looking for answers.