Kathleen Horan is a staff reporter for New York Public Radio, covering the criminal justice beat. She also reports the series In Harm’s Way, a multi-platform effort to profile the life of every child in New York City killed by gunfire.
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.
The family of Kimani Gray, who was killed by the police a year ago, is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the NYPD.
NYPD veteran officer Dennis Guerra and his partner were overcome by smoke responding to a fire in a Coney Island high-rise.
As the de Blasio administration attempts to reset the troubled relationship between police and communities of color, WNYC measures the progress in one neighborhood in central Brooklyn.
Security personnel at retail stores will now call 911 instead of individual police contacts if a customer is suspected of shoplifting.
The police department has a new watchdog.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was the highest profile city official to march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Monday, since others in the de Blasio administration chose to stay away in protest. The parade forbids LGBT people from carrying signs or wearing paraphernalia that identifies them as gay ...
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Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said marching in the annual St Patrick's Day parade next month doesn’t mean he’s ambivalent about gay rights.
Listen. Be patient. Help. End on a positive note. These are some of the ways Mayor de Blasio wants his NYPD to treat New Yorkers in a post stop-and-frisk era.
As the city moves toward implementing stop and frisk reforms, one effort in particular will be altered in the coming months. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the plan includes improving a program known as Operation Impact which floods high crime neighborhoods with rookie cops.
Elected officials, civil libertarians and other New Yorkers look forward as Mayor de Blasio begins making good on his promise to end stop and frisk as we know it.
Police reform advocates say it's about time the city drop its appeal in the stop and frisk lawsuits, and they expected Mayor Bill de Blasio to do so by now.
In New York City, 30 percent of all shootings are tied to youth gang rivalries. There are over 300 street crews in the city, loosely affiliated gangs that battle mainly over turf. The rivalries often play out in rap videos made by the gangs and posted on YouTube. Those videos - and threats of violence in their lyrics - are being used as evidence by New York City police to make arrests. Brooke talks with WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan about this policing technique.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Wednesday evening that part of the stop and frisk "problem” has been solved since the numbers of street stops performed by the NYPD continues to plummet.
About 1,800 people were arrested during the 2004 event, and many claimed the NYPD had violated their constitutional rights by conducting unwarranted mass arrests and holding people in terrible conditions.
A downtown bar known for cheap booze, cheese fries and local characters is closing. Milady's was a holdout in SoHo, a place customers said they'll dearly miss.
A federal grand jury has indicted an Indian diplomat charged with visa fraud and lying on an application about how much she paid a domestic worker. The case against 39-year-old Devyani Khobragade is focusing attention on the broader issue -- how foreign officials treat workers in their employ. The diplomat's arrest last month prompted outrage and fiery protests in India.
Extra vans, staff and outreach for those most vulnerable to the bitter cold.
Nearly 20 years after being pushed out of the NYPD by Mayor Giuliani, Bill Bratton is the top cop in New York City once again. "Who says you can't come home again," the commissioner joked.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly took time at his final police academy graduation on Friday to reflect on his dozen years in office under Mayor Bloomberg.