Cindy Rodriguez

Reporter, WNYC News

Cindy Rodriguez appears in the following:

NYCHA Chairwoman Resigns Amid Agency Turmoil

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

After months of scandals surrounding lead and tenants without heat, Shola Olatoye, the embattled head of New York City’s public housing authority, stepped down.


Videos and 911 Transcripts Reveal Confusion Moments Before Police Kill Mentally Ill Crown Heights Man

Friday, April 06, 2018

Saheed Vassell, 34, was shot nine times by police on Wednesday afternoon.


Episode 8: 'I Want Someone to Love Me Even for a Second'

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Girls make up a small fraction of the incarcerated juvenile population, but they often land in detention because they have experienced some form of trauma or abuse.


NYPD Sergeant Acquitted of All Charges in Killing of Bronx Woman

Thursday, February 15, 2018

WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports that NYPD Sergeant Hugh Barry has been acquitted of all charges in the killing of a mentally ill Bronx woman last year.

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Judge Expected to Announce Verdict in Murder Trial for NYPD Sergeant

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Closing arguments have concluded in the trial of Hugh Barry, who shot and killed Deborah Danner in her Bronx apartment in October 2016.


Police Sergeant Gives Dramatic Account of Shooting Mentally Ill Woman in Bronx

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Sgt. Hugh Barry described his version of what happened on an October evening in 2016 when Deborah Danner ended up dead in the bedroom of her Bronx apartment. 


EMT Testifies Mentally Ill Woman Was Unarmed Moments Before Death, at NYPD Trial

Thursday, February 01, 2018

NYPD Sgt. Hugh Barry is facing charges of murder, manslaughter and criminally-negligent homicide in the death of 66-year-old Deborah Danner. 

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Trial Scrutinizes NYPD's Handling of Mentally Ill

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The trial of Sergeant Hugh Barry will shed light on a challenging aspect of police work that often leads to deadly confrontations—responding to emotionally disturbed people. 

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Public Housing Chief Misstated Lead Paint Fact, Investigator Says

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Shola Olatoye, already under scrutiny for falsely authorizing lead paint inspections, takes another misstep.

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New York Prisoners Can Once Again Read Whatever They Want to

Friday, January 12, 2018

By limiting the places from where packages to inmates could come from, the state thought they could crack down on contraband. But now the governor says the program is flawed.  


Nursing Home Operator Agrees to Open New Facilities

Friday, January 05, 2018

The nursing home operators at the center of a 2016 real estate scandal agreed, as part of a settlement, to open up new facilities, pay fines and make a big charitable donation. 

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City Takes First Step Towards Shuttering Jails on Rikers Island

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

The city plans to close one of the nine jails on the notorious Rikers Island by this summer. The jail houses just under 10 percent of inmates incarcerated on Rikers. 

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HUD Secretary to Public Housing Residents: Why Don't You Fix It Yourself?

Friday, December 15, 2017

Housing Secretary Ben Carson says tenants should be given an escrow account for repairs; if they don't use it, they could keep the money.

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Brooklyn Church Wants to Help Victims of Child Slavery from Haiti

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Haitian community leaders are denouncing a form of child slavery back home. They want to identify victims now living in Brooklyn so they can offer them mental health services. 


Local Hospital Bills Rape Survivors for Rape Kits — Then Regrets It

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Brooklyn Hospital has agreed to reimburse dozens of sexual assault survivors after it improperly billed them for the exams that produce evidence used to catch and prosecute rapists. 


Under Fire Over Lead Inspections, Two NYCHA Executives Resign

Friday, November 17, 2017

The New York City Housing Authority says two of its top executives have resigned after an investigation revealed NYCHA was lying about complying with lead-paint regulations. 

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NYCHA Falsifies Lead Documents, City Investigators Find

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The city's public housing authority claimed for years it was complying with federal lead-paint regulations — but it really wasn't, leaving thousands of kids at risk of lead poisoning.


Governor Moves to Make Work Schedules More Predictable

Friday, November 10, 2017

New state regulations would require employers to give workers their schedules two weeks in advance or pay extra for last minute changes.  


Sandy Took Her Home but Gave Her Some Perspective

Friday, October 27, 2017

Cherell Manuel stayed for more than a year in hotels after Sandy. Her new home isn't perfect, but it's a home.


Humanitarian Flight Into Puerto Rico — And Back Out

Friday, October 06, 2017

A United Airlines flight out of Newark delivered supplies and relief workers to Puerto Rico. On the way back, it picked up hundreds of evacuees in need.