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George Joseph is an investigative reporter, focusing on law enforcement corruption, misconduct, and surveillance technology. He joined WNYC's news team in 2019 and is now a member of its Race & Justice Unit. His first major series uncovered secret lists of police misconduct, maintained by prosecutors' offices across New York City. The series won the New York Associated Press Association's First Amendment award and prompted a federal court monitor to order the NYPD to incorporate such lists into a red flag algorithm for misconduct. He is currently in the middle of a series investigating allegations of rampant police corruption in Mount Vernon, New York, a city just north of the Bronx in Westchester County. Thus far, the reporting has drawn on secret recordings made by a whistleblower and dozens of interviews with police officers, drug dealers, and former prosecutors. The series resulted in the disbandment of the Mount Vernon Police Department’s narcotics unit. It also became the major campaign issue in the 2020 Westchester Democratic District Attorney primary, which resulted in the ouster of a sitting District Attorney.
George Joseph appears in the following:
Thursday, October 14, 2021
The Oath Keepers group has long sought to recruit military and police recruits to further their anti-federal government agenda.
Friday, October 08, 2021
From New York to California.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Mayor de Blasio promised an immediate investigation into any ties between city employees and the Oath Keepers militia.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Judges in New York City continue to set bail and send more people to jail. What role do they play in the crisis at Rikers? Plus, the Mayor's first visit to the jail complex since 2017.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Judges play a major role in driving New York City's jail population, which is mostly made up of defendants waiting for trial.
Monday, September 20, 2021
According to his lawyers, Isaabdul Karim contracted COVID-19 after languishing inside an intake area for ten days.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Mayor de Blasio is promising emergency repairs and greater scrutiny of correction officers who duck work.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
One of the Attica prisoners’ key demands, ending forced labor, was never realized.
Tuesday, September 07, 2021
An examination of the problems at Rikers Island and other NYC jails.
Tuesday, September 07, 2021
The rise started a few months into the pandemic, while many jail services and programs were not available.
Sunday, September 05, 2021
Part Two of our series on "9/11 and the Rise of the 21st Century NYPD," examines the ways in which the NYPD transformed in the wake of the attacks.
Monday, August 02, 2021
The District Atorney released the records in response to a WNYC Freedom of Information Law request.
Sunday, July 11, 2021
The public defenders argue NYPD officers' access to this data violates state privacy protections.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
With the help of independent data journalist EJ Fox, WNYC created a network map using civilian complaint data obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
The Civilian Complaint Review Board is recommending that the NYPD discipline 39 of its officers for misconduct at last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
At a time of rising shootings, the public defenders argue their organization should not just be seen as a group that defends criminal cases.
Friday, June 11, 2021
The law is waiting for Governor Cuomo's signature.
Thursday, June 03, 2021
The borough DA's Trial Division recently lost forty-two prosecutors and nine supervisors, according to an internal email.
Friday, May 28, 2021
A man has been indicted by a grand jury for the rape of a woman in Jamaica, Queens, following a DNA test conducted more than two decades after the crime.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Chief of Department Rodney Harrison didn't trust cops growing up in Queens, but now he's on a listening tour with young people to try to build their trust in police.