Eugene O'Donnell appears in the following:
Thursday, December 04, 2014
A legal and a policing expert explains the next steps. And we hear your reactions.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
The old adage says a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. With all eyes on grand juries in Ferguson and Staten Island, we take a look at how they actually work.
Friday, September 26, 2014
A discussion on the video of a violent encounter in Sunset Park between NYPD officers and the pregnant mother of a suspect has sparked outrage.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Why do police encounters over minor infractions escalate so quickly?
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced this week that he'll no longer prosecute low-level marijuana possession cases. But NYPD Commissioner Bratton has instructed the NYPD to continue making arrests. Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former police officer, and former prosecutor, discusses what this means for Brooklyn residents and law enforcement on the ground.
Friday, August 24, 2012
A shooting at the Empire State Building has left two people dead, including the suspect. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly speak at a press conference from the scene. Then, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice Eugene O'Donnell and Capital NY reporter Azi Paybarah react to what's known about the incident.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang, talks about Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's "clarification" of NYPD policy regarding marijuana arrests and her earlier reporting on the controversy. And Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice discusses police chief Ray Kelly's 60 Minutes revelation that the NYPD can shoot down planes.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Recently released figures by the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services that show a sharp increase in the numbers of arrests for marijuana possession. Have you been arrested for possessing marijuana, or know others who have? Tell us about your experience. Plus, Eugene O'Donnell, professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former NYPD officer, and former prosecuter, discusses the current marijuana laws.
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Wednesday, September 01, 2010
In light of ongoing questions about CompStat's use in the NYPD, Eugene O'Donnell, former police officer, former prosecutor, and professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, discusses whether it's possible to balance statistics and community policing.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law mandating police departments across the state to send rape kits to the Illinois State Police laboratory or an approved lab within 10 business days of acquiring the evidence. Illinois is the first state to pass such a law, which will go in to effect on October 1st. State officials hope that more and faster scrutiny of evidence will increase the number of arrests for such cases, which now stand at only 11 percent: The national average is 22 percent. Similar laws have increased arrests in other cities, including New York and Los Angeles.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
For the second time in three years, New York will break its record for lowest homicide rate in a twelve-month period. Al Baker
, New York Times
police bureau chief, and Eugene O'Donnell
, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, talk about the city's ...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
New York is on track for the fewest murders on record. New York Times
police bureau chief Al Baker
and Eugene O'Donnell
, professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, explain why the number of homicides has gone down despite a bad economy. Plus, protests in Iran; contract negotiations with ...
Monday, February 16, 2009
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Recent statistics show crime is movin’ on up to the Upper East Side, Greenwich Village, and other wealthy Manhattan neighborhoods. Senator Tom Duane
of District 29 Manhattan, Eugene O’Donnell
, Professor of Law and Police Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Brad Hoylman
, Community Board 2 Chairman, talk ...
Friday, January 18, 2008
, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, talks about Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to take a DNA sample from everyone who is arrested.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Each year New York City pays tens of millions of dollars to settle civil claims against the NYPD--but do those payouts change police practices? WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly
talks about his investigation. Eugene O'Donnell
, professor of law and police science at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and personal ...
Thursday, December 06, 2007
, Deputy Commissioner for Public Information at the NYPD talks about the Police theory behind "Operation Lucky Bag." Plus, Eugene O'Donnell
, Professor at of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice responds to the program. And we speak with Carlos Alayo
, a NY-based photographer who ...