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Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan is a staff reporter for New York Public Radio, covering the neighborhood 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:

NYPD Calls Shooting Death of Unarmed Man 'Unfortunate Tragedy'

Friday, November 21, 2014

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the shooting of an unarmed man in an East New York Housing complex Thursday night was likely an accident.

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A Guide to NYC's New Pot Policy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sure a citation is better than being cuffed, but possession of a "controlled substance" still comes with penalties.    

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After Years of Delays, Sunset Park Residents Celebrate New Waterfront Park

Thursday, November 13, 2014

WNYC
The Sunset Park waterfront was once a dumping ground for local industry. But now it's now home to a 23-acre park with a bicycle path, tidal ponds and sports fields. 

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Death By Trendy: Greenpoint's MTZ Electronics

Monday, October 20, 2014

WNYC
A repair shop operating for more than two decades is closing. The high price of real estate and New Yorkers' insatiable lust for the newest gadget has squeezed out MTZ Electronics.

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Students of Color Say Unequal Treatment Common in Park Slope

Friday, October 10, 2014

WNYC
At a packed town hall meeting on Friday night, teens and residents of Park Slope, Brooklyn, discussed the unequal treatment of non-white students by police.

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Reaching Out to Kids To Improve Relationships with Police

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WNYC
A "conversation" on police-community relations in Bedford-Stuyvesant was mostly constrained to questions on note-cards. 

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Spotlight on Safety in Public Housing

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WNYC
A summer safety program at Bed-Stuy's Tompkins Houses shows just how tough crime-fighting can be. Fifteen housing projects account for almost 20 percent of all violent crime in the city.

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NYPD Culture Shift Is Goal of New Training

Monday, September 08, 2014

WNYC
The plan to re-train the entire city police-force will cost about $25 million and begin this fall. The effort is the NYPD’s response to Eric Garner's death in police custody in July.

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Bratton: NYPD Officers Will Wear Body Cameras this Fall

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The NYPD commissioner thinks body cameras will become standard police equipment, like a bulletproof vest or radio. 

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Police Officers Rarely Disciplined by NYPD for Misconduct

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WNYC
After the death of Eric Garner in police custody, a review board said the NYPD took little or no disciplinary action in 10 chokehold cases.

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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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