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Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan is a staff reporter for New York Public Radio, covering the criminal justice beat. She also reports 'Reset', an ongoing series documenting police-community relations in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

She has worked at WNYC Radio since 2001 and has been a reporter in the newsroom since 2006.

Kathleen won a first place award from the Associated Press for her feature story on the lives of food delivery workers in 2005 and a National Headliner Award for a 2009 story on a Brooklyn Marine killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Her reporting has also aired nationally and internationally on NPR, PRI and the BBC.

Her book Relationship Obits: The Final Resting Place for Love Gone Wrong, was published in 2009.

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

How Far Have We Come a Year After Stop and Frisk Ruling?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WNYC

One year ago, a federal judge ruled that the New York City Police Department regularly violated the constitutional rights of minorities through its misuse of stop and frisk.

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Family of Man Who Filmed Chokehold Arrest Say He Was Set Up

Monday, August 04, 2014

WNYC

The mother of Ramsey Orta, who captured Eric Garner's arrest on cellphone video, and who is facing weapon possession charges, said she didn't believe the recovered gun belonged to her son.

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Eric Garner's Family Presses for Officer's Arrest in Chokehold Case

Saturday, August 02, 2014

WNYC

The Rev. Al Sharpton joined the family of a Staten Island man killed while being detained by the NYPD in calling for legal action. Garner's widow said prosecutors should "do the right thing and give me justice for my husband."

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Gathering at City Hall to Discuss a Troubled Relationship

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio sat between police commissioner Bill Bratton and the Reverend Al Sharpton at the meeting that de Blasio convened on police-community relations, but he also appeared to act as a buffer between the two men. Elected officials and other clergy members gathered at City Hall on Thursday ...

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Judge Boots Cop Unions from Stop-and-Frisk Case

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A federal judge has rejected efforts by the city's police unions to overturn a ruling finding the NYPD was regularly conducting unconstitutional street stops.

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Mayor Vows the Public Will Be Protected and Respected by Police

Monday, July 28, 2014

WNYC

In his first public event since returning from a nine-day vacation, Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged the level of alarm that New Yorkers continue to feel over the death of Eric Garner in police custody.

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At Eric Garner's Funeral, Mourners Cry 'It Ends Today'

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WNYC

An overflow crowd packed a Brooklyn church for the funeral of Eric Garner who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.

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After Death in Custody, a Test and Opportunity for Bratton

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WNYC

Whatever comes out of the Eric Garner investigation, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said one thing is clear: officers need more training, beginning with the use of force.

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Emergency Workers in Chokehold Case Suspended

Monday, July 21, 2014

WNYC

At crime scenes, competing priorities between the NYPD who are focused on security and EMTs who must administer medical care can bump up against each other. Most agree that it's the police who call the shots, especially since they carry the weapons.

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A Fatal Arrest Prompts Anger, Grief and Lots of Questions

Monday, July 21, 2014

WNYC criminal justice reporter Kathleen Horan talks with listeners about the death of Eric Garner during an arrest on Staten Island, during which the NYPD apparently used the banned "chokehold."

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NYC Responds to Fatal Staten Island Arrest

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tragedy struck Staten Island last Thursday when Eric Garner died after being put into a chokehold by an NYPD officer. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he's ordered NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to launch a "full and thorough investigation" into the death of the Staten Island man. 

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Old Cops Teach New Picks

Monday, July 21, 2014

WNYC

As shootings spike this summer, hundreds of rookies have been paired with veteran cops in some of the city's busiest precincts — the vanguard of a new, community-friendly philosophy in the NYPD.

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Anger and Tears in Staten Island for Man Who Died After Apparent Chokehold

Sunday, July 20, 2014

WNYC

Four medical workers who responded to the scene where Eric Garner died have been barred from taking emergency calls, while two officers involved in the arrest have been assigned to desk duty. Garner was put in an apparent chokehold by police.

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A Pledge to Fight NYCHA Crime

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio backs up pledge to make public housing safer with added millions in investment.

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NYPD "All Out" for Summer

Monday, July 07, 2014

WNYC

The NYPD is responding to an increase in shootings by deploying about 1,000 more officers this summer.

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Blocking the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

WNYC

The city's harsh school discipline code is enforced by safety agents who work for the police department — and exacerbates tensions between police and the community they serve.

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Police Say They Have Stabbing Suspect in Custody

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The arrest came minutes after Mayor Bill de Blasio held a televised press conference identifying the suspect and seeking the public's help.

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A Roadmap to the NYPD's Priorities

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

WNYC

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says a gunshot detection technology pilot might stem gun incidents, but a City Council proposal to hire a thousand additional officers is not feasible.

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Cops and Cameras Not Getting Along

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WNYC

The Civilian Complaint Review Board says there's a rising number of complaints against police who ticket or arrest videographers and photographers who use their smartphones to record police activity. But cops say the shutterbugs often interfere with police work. 

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It's Now Less Dangerous to Carry a Condom in Your Pocket

Monday, May 12, 2014

WNYC

The NYPD will no longer confiscate condoms as evidence from suspected sex workers.

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