A Black Man's Guide to Surviving Encounters with the Cops

Photo via Flickr user Steve Baker

This story was originally published by the Marshall Project.

When Eric Broyles was nine years old, recklessly riding a bike through his Hamilton, Ohio, neighborhood, he had a tense encounter with a police officer: He fell off his bike, sending it rolling into the street, nearly hitting a passing police car. In response, the officer chastised him, using a racial slur.

Broyles, now an attorney, wrote about the incident—one of two unpleasant police...

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