Robert Lewis

Reporter, WNYC News

Robert Lewis appears in the following:

NYPD Commissioner Bratton to Retire, Replaced by Department Insider

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is leaving and will be replaced by the chief of department, James P. O'Neill.

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Ex-Rikers Union President Pleads Not Guilty

Friday, July 22, 2016

Not just not guilty, the flashy Norman Seabrook pleaded "absolutely not guilty" to the corruption charges against him.


Killings Again Highlight Gap Between Police And Communities

Friday, July 08, 2016

The week's tragic killings of police and civilians yet again raises the question of how to fix the relationship between police and communities of color.


NYPD Watchdog Gets A New Handler

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Maya Wiley is Mayor de Blasio's outgoing counsel and incoming new chairwoman of the Civilian Complaint Review Board. She talks to WNYC's Robert lewis about her vision for the agency.

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Low-Level Arrests Don't Make Us Safer: Report

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The NYPD's Inspector General is rebutting a core assumption of the 'Broken Windows' style of policing.


Hispanic Voters Disproportionately Purged from Voter Rolls

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

WNYC reporters explain their investigation into the recent Brooklyn voter roll purge, which shows that Hispanic voters in District 7 were hit hardest.

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Top NYPD Officials Arrested in Corruption Probe

Monday, June 20, 2016

Deputy Chief Michael Harrington and Deputy Inspector James Grant were charged with taking bribes. The two allegedly received trips, expensive meals and even prostitutes.

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3 New York Police Commanders Arrested In Corruption Probe

Monday, June 20, 2016

Three New York Police Department commanders were arrested Monday as a result of an investigation into Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign fundraising.


Top Cops Made Bank on NYPD Rank and File

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Top cops made thousands, sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars, off subordinates seeking promotions.

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Head of Powerful Correction Officers Union Arrested

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Norman Seabrook, who was taken into custody at his home in the Bronx Wednesday, is accused of taking kickbacks in connection with the union's pension fund.


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.


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.


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.


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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