Yasmeen Khan is a reporter covering crime and policing.
Yasmeen Khan is an award-winning reporter in the WNYC newsroom focused on crime and policing. For years she covered youth and the New York City school system, producing in-depth stories on a college-bound student with autism; a transgender elementary school student; and a teenage girl determined to join the Boy Scouts. She closely covered the expansion of citywide pre-kindergarten programs, along with controversial school rezonings that illuminated the city’s segregated school system. She dove into municipal archives to tell the stories of a 1964 school boycott protesting segregation and of a 1960s attempt to desegregate a handful of city schools. One of her favorite reporting projects was a multi-platform series from Brownsville, Brooklyn, which included highlighting a group of Brownsville youth who painstakingly recreated their neighborhood in a virtual reality game.
Yasmeen has also held jobs as a bartender, toll collector and dishwasher. She moved to New York City in 2010, but remains deeply devoted to Carolina basketball.
Read Yasmeen's latest reporting on Gothamist.
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Friday, July 17, 2020
Six years ago Eric Garner was killed by an NYPD officer, who was later fired but never charged. Protesters are still taking to the streets.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
With shootings on the rise in New York City, anti-violence groups are working to address conflicts before they lead to shootings.
Monday, July 13, 2020
The grief from a recent surge in gun violence hit a fevered pitch in Brooklyn, after a one-year-old boy in his stroller was shot and killed near a park on Sunday night.
Friday, July 10, 2020
There will be increased police patrols in some parts of New York City this weekend, plus a concerted effort to get more community leaders out to de-escalate conflict.
Friday, July 03, 2020
Recent shootings have hit communities of color especially hard — and in the middle of a citywide debate about policing, racial justice and community empowerment.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
After weeks of protests and back-and-forth between council members and the mayor, the City Council has voted to adopt Mayor de Blasio’s $88 billion dollar budget.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
The Captains Endowment Association is calling for an end to CompStat, the NYPD's method for tracking crime and holding precinct leaders accountable for it.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Supported by masses in the streets, seasoned police reform activists were positioned to take the ball and run—with ideas, reports and legislation at the ready.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
The legislation includes a ban on chokeholds, originally introduced after Eric Garner died in 2014, and a bill requiring the NYPD to report on its surveillance technologies.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Police officials say work is already underway to build the database, which will eventually house any disciplinary records for the 36,000 uniformed officers.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Simply reassigning officers from the units could be nothing more than a cosmetic change, say police reform and legal advocates.
Monday, June 15, 2020
The plainclothes officers assigned to the units will be reassigned. Only the transit anti-crime unit will continue.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
The state AG, the CCRB, mayoral appointees, and the NYPD's internal investigators are all looking into allegations of police violence during the protests. But what will come of it?
Saturday, June 06, 2020
There's a huge chasm between how Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Shea characterize police tactics at the protests, and how many New Yorkers experience them in the street.
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Bishop Herbert Daughtry has been leading marches against police brutality in New York City for decades. He says he hopes to see change in his lifetime.
Monday, June 01, 2020
The Civilian Complaint Review Board said it had received 430 complaints by Monday morning under new guidelines that allow people other than eyewitnesses to file.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
An analysis by the Legal Aid Society showed 311 complaints of social distancing violations poured in from neighborhoods that were mostly white. But the NYPD issued few summonses there.
Friday, May 15, 2020
Officers will now focus social distancing enforcement on large gatherings, not individuals. The change comes after data showed stark racial disparities in arrests and summonses.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Union Community Health Center in the Bronx is working to make sure its vulnerable patients weather the COVID-19 crisis. It's been a big administrative, and emotional, lift.
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Both NYPD watchdogs and the union representing officers say it's untenable for police to enforce a public health issue.