The two men are now in the hospital, and the officer has been placed on leave.
Whether it's cops pulling back after unrest over Freddie Gray's death, the warmer weather, or systemic problems like poverty, a lot of people are getting shot in Charm City these days.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton thinks the city needs 450 new cops to focus on the latest terrorist threat. Is he right?
"House of Screams" by John Conroy kicked off a decades-long effort to unravel the web of a Chicago cop's torturous ways. We asked him how it all went down and whether police in the Windy City have changed.
Every day, hundreds of disgruntled defendants, overworked lawyers, and indifferent cops and judges flow through the 17-floor concrete beast that squats in lower Manhattan. On one day in April, I was there to see it all.
The officer who killed Tony Robinson was cleared of wrongdoing by the local district attorney.
April Brogan's undignified death in custody says a lot about how the police and society at large treat sex workers.
"With the correct time and resources, anyone can solve a murder, but you'd have to have the correct access to get people to talk to you."
I estimate that I've spent more than 100 hours in handcuffs being shuttled from prison to prison. I've seen a lot of things on those trips.
He was arrested in an altercation with St. Louis cops hours after suing the city of Ferguson for inflicting emotional distress on him the day he watched Michael Brown die.
As part of a massive deal to compensate survivors of police abuse, Chicago Public Schools will teach eighth and tenth graders about the horrific legacy of Jon Burge.
The Polite Force helps control traffic, block roads for parades, and make sure people don't get too freaked out by the real cops when they're too stoned to function.
We asked law enforcement experts how local cops might have handled things better in Baltimore last week.
Given my disappointing experience with the police in similar circumstances, I thought informing the guy's employer might be the only way to stop him from doing it to anyone else.
is there a systematic plot to conceal cops' crimes and allow them to escape justice? Are criminals and professional agitators conspiring to foment a race war?
After the announcement that the cops involved in Freddie Gray's death would be charged with crimes, protesters in the city were cautiously optimistic.
A day that started with the usual Marxist marching ended in a haze of tear gas.
"Courts are not supposed to shut down, especially when you're arresting hundreds of people in a moment of crisis," one legal expert told us.
Baltimore has a history of suppressing and shaming black victims of police brutality.
Local state's attorney Marilyn Mosby said there was no legal basis for the 25-year-old's arrest in the first place.
Nearly all of the presidential contenders agree that the criminal justice system needs to be reformed. But no one wants to talk about cops.
Los Angeles just became the largest city in the country to outfit its officers with cameras, but police reformers say that the department's policies still have a long way to go.
A witness statement in a police document obtained by the Washington Post contradicts some of what has been said about the incident.
"...even in the vernacular of what cops secretly think is fair, this is bullshit, this is a horror show."