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Robert Lewis

Reporter, WNYC News

Robert Lewis is a reporter for WNYC. He joined the station in December 2012 after a decade as an ink-stained wretch, working for newspapers across the country. He was previously on the investigations team at Newsday where he reported on prescription drug abuse, problems at a local housing authority and the Long Island Power Authority. Before that, he was a reporter at The Sacramento Bee.

He is the recipient of a duPont Award from Columbia University, a Sigma Delta Chi public service award from the Society of Professional Journalists and other awards. He was a finalist for a 2012 Gerald Loeb Award for an investigation of hard money lending in northern California. His work has appeared on ProPublica, Salon and ABC’s 20/20.

In 2008, he received a master’s degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Robert Lewis appears in the following:

Cops Kill Man on Busy Midtown Street

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Officers fired nine times, killing the man who allegedly lunged at them with a knife.

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Sheldon Silver, ex-Assembly Speaker, Sentenced to 12 Years

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The Democrat was once one of the most powerful politicians in New York State.

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CUNY Faculty to Begin Voting on Possible Strike

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Members of the Professional Staff Congress will start several days of voting on Monday to decide if their union has the OK to call for a strike, should contract talks fail.

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NYCHA Targeted After Historic Gang Bust in the Bronx

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

In what was said to be the largest drug bust in modern city history, 120 accused gang members were arrested. 

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Close Rikers? There's An App For That.

Monday, March 21, 2016

The Manhattan DA's Office is testing out electronic monitoring to get young offenders off Rikers Island. 

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No Charges In Mount Vernon Jail Death: Attorney General

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he won't prosecute police officers for the July death of Raynette Turner. But that doesn't mean they didn't do anything wrong.

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Public Pee-ers Rejoice: No More Jail

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The Manhattan DA will no longer prosecute many low-level offenses, keeping people out of the system.

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Sharpton Protesters Call for Oscar 'Blackout'

Sunday, February 28, 2016

While Hollywood was patting itself on the back, demonstrations across the country decried the Oscars as racist.

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NYPD Often Fails To Document Reason For Stop-and-Frisk: Report

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A federal monitor's report shows it will take time to change the culture in the NYPD regarding stop-and-frisk.

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NYPD Officer Peter Liang Found Guilty in Shooting of Akai Gurley

Thursday, February 11, 2016

After two days of deliberations, a jury found the rookie NYPD officer guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of 28-year-old Akai Gurley in the Pink Houses in Brooklyn.

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NYPD Officer on Trial for Akai Gurley's Death

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

It's up to the jury after closing arguments in the trial of NYPD officer Peter Liang for the shooting death of Akai Gurley in the stairwell of NYCHA's Pink Houses in Brooklyn in 2014.

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Defense Says Officer Liang's Conviction Would Make City Less Safe

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

In closing arguments both sides warned the jury their verdict has broader implications.

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NYPD Officer Liang Describes Night of Akai Gurley Shooting

Monday, February 08, 2016

Sometimes pausing to cry, NYPD Officer Peter Liang described what happened when he shot and killed 28-year-old Akai Gurley in a darkened housing project stairwell.

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Officer's Defense Shreds His Former Partner During Akai Gurley Slay Case

Thursday, February 04, 2016

It was a rough day for the prosecution in the manslaughter trial of Officer Peter Liang.

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In Liang Trial, Gurley's Girlfriend Recounts His Final Moments

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Melissa Butler broke down on the stand as she described how the 28-year-old father was fatally shot by Officer Liang in a housing project stairwell in 2014.

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Homeless Shelter Killing Comes as City Tries To Get Homeless Off the Streets

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A gruesome killing at a homeless shelter underscores challenges facing the system.

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Prosecutors Play 911 Call on Opening Day of Cop's Trial

Monday, January 25, 2016

The manslaughter trial of Peter Liang opened today with a dramatic 911 call from the night he shot and killed 28-year-old Akai Gurley.

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NYPD Moves To Settle Lawsuits Over Muslim Surveillance

Thursday, January 07, 2016

NYPD agrees to modify rules regarding its counter-terrorism investigations.

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Special Gun Courts to Expedite Firearm Cases in NYC

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Special courts will focus on gun crimes.

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NYPD to Release More Crime Data

Monday, January 04, 2016

If you liked CompStat, you'll love CompStat 2.

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