Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

Retired NYPD Chief Stands By Stop and Frisk

Tuesday, April 09, 2013


The NYPD's highest ranking person testifying in the federal class action lawsuit against stop and frisk, Joseph Esposito, said on Tuesday that the department is focused on making "quality" stops where crime happens.

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Saying Trust Is Essential, Kelly Defends Stop And Frisk

Wednesday, April 03, 2013


Police Commissioner Ray Kelly once again defended stop and frisk on Wednesday, trying to reassure the largely African American audience at the National Action Network’s convention in midtown that the NYPD is invested in bettering community relationships.


State Senator Eric Adams Says Kelly Told Him Stop And Frisk Was Used to 'Instill Fear'

Monday, April 01, 2013


State Senator Eric Adams said he witnessed a rare moment of candor by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly in a 2010 meeting that shed light on the NYPD’s stop and frisk tactic.


NYPD Memo Directs Officers To Provide Narrative Description For Every Stop and Frisk

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


City lawyers in the class-action suit challenging the constitutionality of the NYPD’s stop and frisk tactic revealed a new memo on Tuesday requiring officers to expand the amount of information included on department logs.

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Bloomberg Rips Mayoral Hopefuls on Crime Agenda

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned that the drop in crime over the last decade shouldn't be taken for granted—especially by the candidates vying to replace him: "We don’t even know if it...


A Day After Funeral, Another March For Kimani Gray

Sunday, March 24, 2013


About 100 protestors rallied and marched to the 67th police precinct in East Flatbush, Brooklyn on Sunday calling for an independent investigation into the shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray. He was killed by plainclothes officers on March 9.

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Kimani Gray's Wake & Funeral This Weekend

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kimani Gray, the 16-year-old who's shooting death by plain clothes police officers sparked a series of protests in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, will be laid to rest this weekend.


Analysis: What the Position of Inspector General Means for the NYPD

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The role of the inspector general could be the most significant oversight of the NYPD to date. Or it could be a toothless monitor that adds a layer of bureaucracy.  


Federal Class Action Against NYPD Stops to Begin

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The city is facing the most comprehensive legal challenge to the NYPD's stop, question and frisk tactic starting Monday. A federal, class action suit will challenge the practice on the basis it is unconstitutional.


In Harm's Way: Remembering the Life of Kimani Gray

Friday, March 15, 2013


It’s been nearly a week since 16-year-old Kimani Gray was shot by plainclothes officers in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Days of protest have followed with people in the community expressing anger as the city defended the officers' use of deadly force. His mother, Carol Gray, has been struggling this week to separate the details of her son’s life with how he died.

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Two New York Prisons for Female Inmates Facing Final Lockup

Monday, February 11, 2013


As the number of people incarcerated in New York continues to decline, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed closing two women's prisons to save money.

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After Death of LES Teen, Family of 17-Year-Old Suspect Speaks Out

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

“Two kids in the wrong place at the wrong time who both lost their lives. I mean one fatally, and one to the system.”

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In Harm's Way: Reporting on Child Gun Deaths

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan talks about her reporting project, "In Harm's Way", profiling the lives of every child killed by gun violence in New York City.


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In Harm's Way: Remembering the Life of Raphael Ward

Friday, January 18, 2013

"I never worried about my son - I lived here all my life and never thought something like this would happen to my son," said Arlene Delgado. Her 16-year-old son, Rafael Sadonte Ward,...

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In Harm's Way

Friday, January 18, 2013

The massacre in Newtown has sparked a national debate about gun control. But usually, when a child falls victim to gun violence, it’s not in a comfortable suburb, and its coverage is confined to the metro page. At New York Public Radio, our producing station, reporter Kathleen Horan’s current assignment is to profile every child killed by a gun in New York City. Her series is called In Harm’s Way. Kathleen talks to Brooke about her project. 


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In Harm's Way: Remembering the Life of Xavier Granville

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Xavier Granville, 17, was shot and killed on the last Friday of the year as he left a birthday party in Queens. The exuberant teen, who lived with his mother and stepdad in Far Rockaw...

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Disbelief As Russian Adoption Ban Moves Forward

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Russian President Putin is expected to sign a law banning the adoption of Russian children by Americans. The move is creating stress for prospective parents in New York and around the country.

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Police Union Runs Ads to Improve Image of Cops

Monday, December 24, 2012


The city's largest police union rolled out an ad campaign last week to focus on the more heroic aspects of the work cops do. Union officials said Hurricane Sandy presented the NYPD with a unique opportunity to counteract some of negative press over the past year.

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One of the Last Sandy Victims Discovered Finally Laid to Rest

Thursday, December 13, 2012


David Maxwell, 66, drowned when the storm surge from Sandy rushed in from the shore and swallowed his yellow bungalow in Midland Beach on Staten Island. His body wasn’t found until 11 days after the storm.

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In Harm's Way: Remembering the Life of Jorge Rosario

Friday, December 07, 2012

Maria Castro, 39, who nicknamed her son Jay Jay, lovingly remembered that — without fail — he would lose a sock a night. It’s why, she said, she buried her first born in a special den...

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