15 Memorable Crime Stories We Published This Year

An exoneree trying to rebuild his life. A woman arrested for reporting her rape. Illegally imported execution drugs. The charismatic leader of a shady religious group. A cop accused of sexually assaulting a dozen women. A black man beaten in an Oakland Whole Foods. Bongs as the new banks. The mystery of an epidemic of murder in Detroit. Here are 15 of the most moving, unnerving, infuriating, revelatory, and memorable crime stories published by BuzzFeed News in 2015.

Exonerated And Out Of Prison — And That’s When The Trouble Starts – Albert Samaha

The Propheteer – David Noriega

"They Told Me It Never Happened" – Katie J.M. Baker

The 13 Women Who Accused A Cop Of Sexual Assault, In Their Own Words – Jessica Testa

In Texas It's A Crime To Be Poor – Kendall Taggart and Alex Campbell

Weed Businesses Can’t Put Their Money In Banks, So They Put It In Bongs – Amanda Lewis

How A Brutal Beating Became The Symbol Of Oakland’s Gentrification Struggle – Joel Anderson

Why Are Black Transgender Women Being Killed In Detroit? – Dominic Holden

How One Young Woman Went From Fundamentalist Christian To ISIS Bride – Ellie Hall

A Black Body On Trial – Steven Thrasher

Meet The Bail Bond Queen – Nicolás Medina Mora

The Lonely Quest for Justice – Karla Zabludovsky

These 10 Questions Can Mean Life Behind Bars – Peter Aldhous

This Is The Man In India Who Is Selling States Illegally Imported Execution Drugs – Chris McDaniel and Tasneem Nashrulla

This Cop Is On Trial For Firing 49 Shots At Two Unarmed Suspects – Mike Hayes

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