Killed in the Darkness

When a police officer shoots and kills someone — and there aren’t any witnesses — can we trust the police to investigate themselves?
This week on Intercepted: Antoine and Tammy Bufford’s son, Cortez Bufford, was shot and killed by a St. Louis poli…

When a police officer shoots and kills someone — and there aren’t any witnesses — can we trust the police to investigate themselves?

This week on Intercepted: Antoine and Tammy Bufford’s son, Cortez Bufford, was shot and killed by a St. Louis police officer in 2019. Nearly two years later, the city is still investigating Cortez’s case. No charges have been filed. And the Bufford family is still looking for answers. The police kill more people per capita in St. Louis than in any other American city. Seventy-two percent of these people are Black, like Cortez.

The Chicago-based Invisible Institute recently partnered with The Intercept to examine the circumstances of Cortez’s death. Their resulting investigation, reported by Alison Flowers and Sam Stecklow, sheds new light in the search for truth about this police killing.


This content originally appeared on The Intercept and was authored by Intercepted.


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