Robert Lewis

Reporter, WNYC News

Robert Lewis appears in the following:

Corruption Trial Begins for Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Federal prosecutor Carrie Cohen said the heart of the case was simple: "Power. Greed. Corruption."

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Jury Selection Begins In Sheldon Silver Trial

Monday, November 02, 2015

The former speaker of the New York State Assembly was indicted on bribery and corruption charges earlier this year in the biggest case yet for a crusading prosecutor.


NYPD Details Gun Recovery Effort in East Harlem Shooting

Monday, October 26, 2015

Groping in the dark, underwater, a diver explains how he found the gun the NYPD believes was used to kill Officer Randolph Holder.


Judge Who Approved Treatment Instead of Jail: 'Why Not?'

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The man suspected of killing Officer Randolph Holder had been previously diverted from jail to a drug treatment program.


Slaying of NYPD Officer Revives Debate About Police Safety on the Streets

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

More details are emerging about the man who police say shot and killed a New York City police officer.   

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Bratton Says He Has The Final Word On Cops Who Lie

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

After a WNYC investigation, the police commissioner says he reviews every case of police officers who make false official statements. But he won't say if a tougher policy is in store.

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The Truth About Officers Who Lie

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Civilian Complaint Review Board has noted a rise in the numbers of cases where NYPD officers lied in their testimony, and technology is making false statements more apparent.

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New York Leads in Shielding Police Misconduct

Thursday, October 15, 2015

New York state has one of the most restrictive laws in the nation governing public access to police disciplinary records. Our 50-state survey shows it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Is Police Misconduct a Secret in Your State?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

A WNYC investigation found that access to records of police misconduct varies widely across the country.  See how your state compares.

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Is Police Misconduct a Secret in Your State?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

A WNYC investigation finds that the public's access to police personnel records—including disciplinary files—varies widely from state to state. 

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When a Cop's Right to Privacy Undermines Our Right to a Fair Trial

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

No matter how many times cops are caught lying, the law makes it difficult to use their record against them in court. Now some defense lawyers are taking matters into their own hands.

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The Hard Truth About Cops Who Lie

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A WNYC investigation found more than 120 cops with documented credibility problems, and many of them remained on the force. What is the NYPD doing about it?

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NYPD Overhauls 'Use Of Force'

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Commissioner Bratton says every officer has to file a report every time he or she uses force. The department will track and investigate each one.

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Families Flock to Fair as HS Search Gets Underway

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The weekend fair kicked off this year's public high school search for New York City students.
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Why the Public Doesn't See More NYPD Disciplinary Records

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Civilian Complaint Review Board started releasing some information about disciplinary records in 2013. But after the death of Eric Garner, that changed.

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Democracy, Bronx Style

Friday, September 18, 2015

District Attorney Robert Johnson wants to step down after 27 years to become a judge. But voters won't have a say in his replacement.


Cop Who Tackled Tennis Star Has Record of Complaints

Thursday, September 10, 2015

James Frascatore, the NYPD officer who body-slammed former tennis pro James Blake on Wednesday, was the subject of a WNYC investigation that highlighted his troubled history.

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Stopped-and-Frisked by the Police? Soon, You Might Get a 'Receipt'

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The form will direct recipients to call one or both NYPD watchdogs if they have a complaint.


NYPD Needs To Revise Body-Camera Policies

Thursday, July 30, 2015

NYPD still needs to iron out thorny policy issues.

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More Charges Against Sen. Skelos And Son

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A superseding indictment outlines new allegations against the powerful state senator.