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Watch: Mayor de Blasio, Commissioner Bratton Address Police Shootings

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Calling the shooting of two police officers in Bedford-Stuyvesant "an execution," a somber Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was joined by the mayor last night for a press conference.

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WNYC News

Two NYPD Officers Shot and Killed In Brooklyn

Saturday, December 20, 2014

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An armed man walked up to two officers inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide.

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Transportation Nation

The NYPD Doesn't Publicize Traffic Deaths a Quarter of the Time

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A homeless man, killed in a hit and run, was almost forgotten.  A WNYC investigation found his was one of 69 traffic deaths police didn't publicize, leaving crimes unsolved.
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WNYC News

Former NYPD Detective from Staten Island Joins March in Washington

Sunday, December 14, 2014

One of the thousands rallying in the capital Saturday, was a former NYPD detective from Staten Island who knows about racism firsthand.

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WNYC News

From NYC to DC, Garner Protesters Prepare for Saturday Rallies

Friday, December 12, 2014

After a week of daily demonstrations, there's a nation-wide protest Saturday. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Crunching the Data on Resisting Arrest

Friday, December 12, 2014

The WNYC data news team looks to the numbers to tell us more on race and the risk of being charged with resisting arrest.

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WNYC News

Resisting Arrest in Black and White

Friday, December 12, 2014

WNYC
Records show police are far more likely to file resisting arrest charges against blacks than whites — another sign of the troubled relationship between communities of color and the NYPD.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Window Into Secretive Police Misconduct Investigations

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Reporter Robert Lewis examines what one Civilian Complaint Review Board case file shows about how the agency functions and why its investigations rarely result in disciplinary action.

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The Takeaway

Why It's So Hard to Discipline a Police Officer

Thursday, December 11, 2014

WNYC's Robert Lewis managed to get the story about one complaint against an NYPD last year, and it sheds new light on why disciplining police is so difficult.  

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WNYC News

Cops, Complaints and One Ugly Altercation Caught on Tape

Thursday, December 11, 2014

WNYC
When the NYPD beat up Nafeesah Hines’ boyfriend in her driveway, the Queens couple complained to the CCRB. Hear the cops testify — and the evidence Hines herself recorded. 

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WNYC News

Shootings by NYPD Officers Dropped Last Year

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WNYC
Amid increased scrutiny over use of force, a new report shows NYPD shootings dropped by 11 percent in 2013.

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WNYC News

Bratton Says No Mass Arrests for Nightly Garner Protesters

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

As protests continue in the wake of a Staten Island grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says there won't be mass arrests.

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WNYC News

Man Fatally Shot After Synagogue Stabbing

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Police say a knife-wielding man charged cops after stabbing a 22-year-old man in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

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WNYC News

NY Attorney General Asks to Probe Deaths by Police

Monday, December 08, 2014

In a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Eric Schneiderman asks for the authority to investigate deaths at the hands of police amid the outcry over Eric Garner's death.

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WNYC News

At Funeral for Akai Gurley, Emotional Calls for Justice

Saturday, December 06, 2014

The funeral was sparsely attended, but those who did turn out spoke forcefully about long overdue reforms at the NYPD.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Body Cameras Come to Three NYC Precincts

Friday, December 05, 2014

We hear from two police departments that already have body cameras, including how the camera programs address police and community relations in Arizona and Texas departments.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Abusive Cops Linger in the NYPD's Ranks

Friday, December 05, 2014

The New York Police Department pioneered the use of computer statistics for spotting crime trends. A WNYC investigation found the NYPD has a tougher time identifying problem cops.

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WNYC News

Planning a Funeral for Akai Gurley

Friday, December 05, 2014

WNYC
 A funeral for an unarmed man who was shot by an officer on patrol in a housing development stairwell is scheduled for Saturday as protests against police use of force continue.

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WNYC News

Can the NYPD Spot the Abusive Cop?

Friday, December 05, 2014

WNYC
The police department pioneered the use of computer statistics to identify crime trends. But it doesn't have a system to identify problem-prone officers.

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On The Media

What Police Video Can and Can't Do

Friday, December 05, 2014

As the debate surrounding the effectiveness of police-worn body cameras grows, Bob Garfield looks at the concerns and evidence regarding the technology and its practical use.

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