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April 1, 2009


Denver Smith, 25 Years Later

2008 marked a quarter century since a promising Indiana University football player was shot and killed by police, igniting outrage from the school’s African-American community. Daniel Robison’s story recounts the events of the night Smith died, through the eyes of the police officer who shot him, Smith’s wife and the newspaper sports editor who still feels guilt at the thought he might have been able to save Smith’s life, if only he’d known the athlete was in trouble.

September 13, 2008


Denver Smith: 25 years later

Twenty-five years ago this week, Indiana University football player Denver Smith was shot and killed by Bloomington Police. While the incident was the subject of numerous investigations, a lawsuit, and endless speculation, many questions remain unanswered a quarter century later.

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