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.
Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:
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.
Monday, May 04, 2020
With stay-at-home orders in place, there was a big drop in major index crime overall. But some crime categories saw increases, including a dramatic spike in commercial burglaries.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Close to two-thirds of workers who have lost their jobs so far are those paid less than $40,000 a year, according to an analysis by the New School's Center for New York City Affairs.
Monday, April 13, 2020
Tawana Myers has serious health issues herself. But she spends her day checking on vulnerable neighbors and on seniors who socialized at a nearby community center, until it closed.
Monday, April 06, 2020
Donna Perry lost a dear friend and eight members of her church. "My conversations with God have been pretty candid," she said. "They’ve been like, 'Dude, what are you doing?'"
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Paramedics and EMTs are coping with an approximate 50 percent increase in emergency medical calls, plus a rise in coronavirus cases among their own ranks.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
New York City is releasing small numbers of inmates from its jails, but it's not enough according to advocates and even some medical staff at Rikers Island.
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Twenty-three people have been released from the city jails so far; another 200 cases are up for immediate review. Mayor de Blasio says those released will be under supervision.
Friday, March 20, 2020
Releasing detainees is part of the effort to curb the spread of coronavirus among the city's jail population.
Monday, March 16, 2020
A New York City woman has filed a civil rights lawsuit against New York City and the NYPD, after officers handcuffed her to a hospital bed during active labor and just after delivery.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
She wants to make sure others are thinking about those with weakened immune systems.
Thursday, March 05, 2020
There's been a spike in some crime categories in New York City. The NYPD points to bail reform as a problem; legal advocates say the police department is misleading the public.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
A Washington Heights elementary school gets a washer and dryer, after school aides had been bringing home some students' clothes to wash.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
City lawmakers questioned police officials for hours on Tuesday. They worry the NYPD is collecting DNA without proper consent or court orders, especially of juveniles.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Some of the New Yorkers most impacted by the NYPD's use of stop and frisk feel shut out of the process to reform it.