WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan discusses this morning's decision in the stop-and-frisk case. She is joined by Samuel Walker, emeritus professor of criminal justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and author of several works on civil liberties and police oversight, including Presidents and Civil Liberties From Wilson to Obama, who testified during the trial about possible remedies.
Shanise Farrar has barely stopped moving since she learned her son, 14-year-old Shaaliver Douse, was killed in the Bronx by police. Early last Sunday, rookie officers said they encountered him chasing and shooting at another youth on 151st Street and he refused to drop his gun.
Whenever an officer is required to use force, there are unintended consequences, according to John Jay College Professor and former NYPD uniformed officer Eugene O'Donnell. He says the shooting of an armed teenager by a rookie cop in the Bronx early Sunday may be especially difficult for an inexperienced law enforcer to recover from.
The rookie officer who fatally shot an armed teenager was left without another option because Shaaliver Douse didn't drop his weapon as instructed, said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on Sunday.
Seventeen-year-old Kamau Chandler was known for his grace with physical pursuits like rowing, skiing and martial arts. His family credits him with popularizing skateboarding in the section of Coney Island where he lived. The soon- to-be high school senior was shot early on July 27 on Fulton Street after leaving a party with friends.
Mayor Mike Bloomberg vetoed a pair of City Council bills proposing more police oversight on Tuesday, including one that would expand the definition of racial profiling. The veto came the same day Police Commissioner Ray Kelly defended his approach to crime fighting.
The Obama administration this week both praised Kelly and criticized his policies.
As the debate about the verdict in the George Zimmerman case rages on, some of the most personal conversations about the case are going on between young black men and their friends. Teens and young adults in Coney Island shared what's on their minds in the aftermath of the polarizing verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
If plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy prevail, a likely outcome would be the appointment of an independent monitor. If so, the city will be the one footing the bill.
A committee of former prosecutors, hired by the NYPD to review the way it audits crime statistics, recommends the department improve documentation and training.
The New York City Council approved some of the most sweeping plans in years to impose new oversight over the NYPD. There were two bills passed with a veto-proof majority. One would expand the definition of racial profiling and a second would establish an inspector general with subpoena power to recommend changes to the NYPD's policies and practices.
It’s been a year today since 14-year-old Akeal Christopher was shot dead after leaving a friend’s party in Bushwick, Brooklyn — but still no arrests have been made in the case.
Deandre Kelly grew up with Xavier Granville in the Beach 41st Street Houses in Far Rockaway - a cluster of public housing apartments along a desolate stretch of Queens near the shoreline. They began hanging out in elementary school, bonding over X-Box video games and basketball.
The NYPD says it's responding to the rash of violence that included 26 shootings over the weekend by saturating high-crime precincts with more officers—as well as deploying watch towers and anti-crime units.
In an effort to combat the cyclical summer crime spike, a group of Flatbush Pastors are planning to deploy clergy members to shootings to help quell violence.
Fourteen-year-old D'aja Robinson, a giggly honor student known as “Asia,” is the first girl killed by gunfire this year — she was shot two weeks ago doing one of the most ordinary things in South Jamaica: taking a city bus.
Lawyers have completed closing arguments in a federal case challenging the way the NYPD has been conducting the practice of stop and frisk.
The trial that has put the NYPD's stop and frisk tactic under a microscope is wrapping up on Monday with closing arguments.