Eugene O'Donnell

Eugene O'Donnell appears in the following:

A War on Cops, or Not?

Friday, December 23, 2016

A look at the recent spike in police killings and the motivations behind the homicides.


Flashpoints and Finger-Pointing

Friday, July 22, 2016

How to "make America safe again”...when the numbers say America has already been getting safer.

30 Issues | The Candidates' Plans for the Future of Race and Policing

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Our week-long dialogue on race and policing continues, with a closer look at how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have spoken about criminal justice and race.

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No Prison Time for Peter Liang

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson is not seeking prison time for former NYPD officer Peter Liang who was convicted in the fatal shooting of Akai Gurley.

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Bratton and Kelly Spar Over Crime Statistics

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has accused the de Blasio administration of fudging crime stats to make the city appear safer. 

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America's Unparalleled Pattern of Mass Shootings

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Former NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly and former police officer and prosecutor Eugene O'Donnell offer analysis of Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.

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A Death, A Dash Cam Video, and an Indictment in Chicago

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A journalist and a former police officer and prosecutor discuss the indictment of a Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black teenager.

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The Baltimore Police Charges

Monday, May 04, 2015

A former police officer and prosecutor comments on the charges on police officers for the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

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What the Ferguson Report Tells Us About Policing

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

A Justice Dept. report on policing in Ferguson found routine racial bias in how officers interacted with African-American residents. John Jay's Eugene O'Donnell discusses the report.

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An Indictment Expected in the Akai Gurley Shooting

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

While the District Attorney has yet to make a formal announcement, many are reporting that Officer Peter Liang has been indicted on several charges, including second-degree manslaughter.

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No Criminal Charges for Cop in Eric Garner Case

Thursday, December 04, 2014

A legal and a policing expert explains the next steps. And we hear your reactions.

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Would a Grand Jury Really Indict a Ham Sandwich?

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The old adage says a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. With all eyes on grand juries in Ferguson and Staten Island, we take a look at how they actually work.

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Sunset Park and NYPD

Friday, September 26, 2014

A discussion on the video of a violent encounter in Sunset Park between NYPD officers and the pregnant mother of a suspect has sparked outrage.

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Street Arrests in America, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Why do police encounters over minor infractions escalate so quickly?

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How Brooklyn's New Marijuana Policy Will Play on the Streets

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced this week that he'll no longer prosecute low-level marijuana possession cases. But NYPD Commissioner Bratton has instructed the NYPD to continue making arrestsEugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former police officer, and former prosecutor, discusses what this means for Brooklyn residents and law enforcement on the ground.

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Shooting At the Empire State Building

Friday, August 24, 2012

A shooting at the Empire State Building has left two people dead, including the suspect. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly speak at a press conference from the scene. Then, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice Eugene O'Donnell and Capital NY reporter Azi Paybarah react to what's known about the incident.

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The NYPD, Fighting Crime Big and Small

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang, talks about Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's "clarification" of NYPD policy regarding marijuana arrests and her earlier reporting on the controversy. And Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice discusses police chief Ray Kelly's 60 Minutes revelation that the NYPD can shoot down planes.

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Open Phones: Have You Been Arrested for Marijuana Possession?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Recently released figures by the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services that show a sharp increase in the numbers of arrests for marijuana possession. Have you been arrested for possessing marijuana, or know others who have? Tell us about your experience. Plus, Eugene O'Donnell, professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former NYPD officer, and former prosecuter, discusses the current marijuana laws.

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Policing: Stats with Heart

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

In light of ongoing questions about CompStat's use in the NYPD, Eugene O'Donnell, former police officer, former prosecutor, and professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, discusses whether it's possible to balance statistics and community policing.

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Illinois to Set Standard For Sex Crimes DNA Testing

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law mandating police departments across the state to send rape kits to the Illinois State Police laboratory or an approved lab within 10 business days of acquiring the evidence. Illinois is the first state to pass such a law, which will go in to effect on October 1st. State officials hope that more and faster scrutiny of evidence will increase the number of arrests for such cases, which now stand at only 11 percent: The national average is 22 percent. Similar laws have increased arrests in other cities, including New York and Los Angeles. 

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