Billey Joe Johnson was a Black boy dating a White girl. That made the story behind his death even more complicated.
When a detective with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation finds out what Reveal has uncovered, he begins to wonder whether the case should be reopened.
The hourlong radio show and podcast takes a deep look at policing in St. Louis, a city that leads the nation in police killings per capita.
In December 2008, the autopsy of Billey Joe Johnson Jr. helped the grand jury conclude that his death was an accident. But an independent review of the autopsy came to a different conclusion.
Dig into crucial investigation documents and files about the death of Billey Joe Johnson Jr.
Intimate partner homicides are skyrocketing, yet police, prosecutors and judges often trust offenders to disarm themselves.
On the morning of Billey Joe Johnson’s death, crime scene tape separates the Johnsons from their son’s body. Their shaky faith in the criminal justice system buckles as authorities fail to follow up on inconsistencies in the official story.
A documentary from Reveal and Al Jazeera English exposes how ineffective laws have allowed domestic abusers to keep their guns – with deadly consequences.
Billey Joe Johnson Jr. was a high school football star headed for the big time. Then, early one morning in 2008, the Black teenager died during a traffic stop with a White deputy. His family’s been searching for answers ever since.
We’re trying to get a more accurate picture of how many people have been shot by offenders illegally possessing firearms.