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Police officer John Edwards was patrolling a quiet neighborhood in Bellaire, Texas, when he saw an SUV driven by two young African-American men.

2015 / Lauren Spohrer / Phoebe Judge / Criminal, USA


Police officer John Edwards was patrolling a quiet neighborhood in Bellaire, Texas, when he saw an SUV driven by two young African-American men.

His computer indicated that the SUV was stolen, and Edwards drew his gun and told the two men to get down on the ground. It wasn’t until later that he realized he’d typed the wrong license plate number into his computer.

695BGK was produced by Lauren Spohrer and Phoebe Judge for Criminal.

This story won Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award in the 2015 TC/RHDF Competition.


Photo of the winners by Bill Healy.

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