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Robert Lewis

Reporter, WNYC News

Robert Lewis is a reporter for WNYC. He joined the station in December 2012 after a decade as an ink-stained wretch, working for newspapers across the country. He was previously on the investigations team at Newsday where he reported on prescription drug abuse, problems at a local housing authority and the Long Island Power Authority. Before that, he was a reporter at The Sacramento Bee.

He is the recipient of a duPont Award from Columbia University, a Sigma Delta Chi public service award from the Society of Professional Journalists and other awards. He was a finalist for a 2012 Gerald Loeb Award for an investigation of hard money lending in northern California. His work has appeared on ProPublica, Salon and ABC’s 20/20.

In 2008, he received a master’s degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Robert Lewis appears in the following:

Low-Level Arrests Don't Make Us Safer: Report

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The NYPD's Inspector General is rebutting a core assumption of the 'Broken Windows' style of policing.

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Hispanic Voters Disproportionately Purged from Voter Rolls

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

WNYC reporters explain their investigation into the recent Brooklyn voter roll purge, which shows that Hispanic voters in District 7 were hit hardest.

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Top NYPD Officials Arrested in Corruption Probe

Monday, June 20, 2016

Deputy Chief Michael Harrington and Deputy Inspector James Grant were charged with taking bribes. The two allegedly received trips, expensive meals and even prostitutes.

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3 New York Police Commanders Arrested In Corruption Probe

Monday, June 20, 2016

Three New York Police Department commanders were arrested Monday as a result of an investigation into Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign fundraising.

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Top Cops Made Bank on NYPD Rank and File

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Top cops made thousands, sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars, off subordinates seeking promotions.

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Head of Powerful Correction Officers Union Arrested

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Norman Seabrook, who was taken into custody at his home in the Bronx Wednesday, is accused of taking kickbacks in connection with the union's pension fund.

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Cops Kill Man on Busy Midtown Street

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Officers fired nine times, killing the man who allegedly lunged at them with a knife.

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Sheldon Silver, ex-Assembly Speaker, Sentenced to 12 Years

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The Democrat was once one of the most powerful politicians in New York State.

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CUNY Faculty to Begin Voting on Possible Strike

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Members of the Professional Staff Congress will start several days of voting on Monday to decide if their union has the OK to call for a strike, should contract talks fail.

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NYCHA Targeted After Historic Gang Bust in the Bronx

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

In what was said to be the largest drug bust in modern city history, 120 accused gang members were arrested. 

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Close Rikers? There's An App For That.

Monday, March 21, 2016

The Manhattan DA's Office is testing out electronic monitoring to get young offenders off Rikers Island. 

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No Charges In Mount Vernon Jail Death: Attorney General

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he won't prosecute police officers for the July death of Raynette Turner. But that doesn't mean they didn't do anything wrong.

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Public Pee-ers Rejoice: No More Jail

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The Manhattan DA will no longer prosecute many low-level offenses, keeping people out of the system.

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Sharpton Protesters Call for Oscar 'Blackout'

Sunday, February 28, 2016

While Hollywood was patting itself on the back, demonstrations across the country decried the Oscars as racist.

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NYPD Often Fails To Document Reason For Stop-and-Frisk: Report

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A federal monitor's report shows it will take time to change the culture in the NYPD regarding stop-and-frisk.

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NYPD Officer Peter Liang Found Guilty in Shooting of Akai Gurley

Thursday, February 11, 2016

After two days of deliberations, a jury found the rookie NYPD officer guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of 28-year-old Akai Gurley in the Pink Houses in Brooklyn.

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NYPD Officer on Trial for Akai Gurley's Death

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

It's up to the jury after closing arguments in the trial of NYPD officer Peter Liang for the shooting death of Akai Gurley in the stairwell of NYCHA's Pink Houses in Brooklyn in 2014.

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Defense Says Officer Liang's Conviction Would Make City Less Safe

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

In closing arguments both sides warned the jury their verdict has broader implications.

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NYPD Officer Liang Describes Night of Akai Gurley Shooting

Monday, February 08, 2016

Sometimes pausing to cry, NYPD Officer Peter Liang described what happened when he shot and killed 28-year-old Akai Gurley in a darkened housing project stairwell.

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Officer's Defense Shreds His Former Partner During Akai Gurley Slay Case

Thursday, February 04, 2016

It was a rough day for the prosecution in the manslaughter trial of Officer Peter Liang.

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