DA Says No Politics in Police Prosecutions

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson has won indictments against more cops for brutality in one year than his predecessor did in five. But Thompson tells WNYC it has nothing to do with politics.



A Tale of Two Heroin Arrests

Friday, June 13, 2014


Paterson, NJ, was the place to go for affluent suburbanites looking to buy heroin. Then the undercover cops swept in. Hear how it all played out.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Who Polices Prosecutors?

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Joaquin Sapien talks about his ProPublica report that found that New York City prosecutors who withhold evidence, tolerate false testimony, or commit other abuses almost never see their careers damaged.

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The Takeaway

Second Texas Prosecutor Gunned Down

Monday, April 01, 2013

According to our partner The New York Times, a prosecutor in Kaufman County was gunned down in his home. His wife was also killed. It's the second killing of a prosecutor in the county, and investigators believe the two crimes are related. Bill Zeeble is a reporter for Takeaway affiliate KERA in Dallas, Texas.

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The Takeaway

A New Sign that President Obama Is Getting Serious About Prosecuting Financial Crime

Friday, January 25, 2013

President Obama announced yesterday that Mary Jo White, a former federal prosecutor, is his pick to serve as the next chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. If confirmed by the Senate, White will be the first prosecutor to head the S.E.C., suggesting that the Obama administration may be making a point of elevating financial crimes to the criminal level. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman discusses President Obama's pick.

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Meet Preet Bharara: New York's Highest-Profile Prosecutor

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York is 1-1/2 years into his tenure, and even though he’s one of the most powerful people in New York, he’s still one of the least known.

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