Policing In America

Newsy examines the relationship between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.

Department Of Justice Aims To Halt Baltimore Policing Overhaul

Department Of Justice Aims To Halt Baltimore Policing Overhaul

By Grant Suneson | April 6, 2017

The Department of Justice requested a 30-day hold on a consent decree overhauling Baltimore's police department.

Documents Show NYPD Infiltrated Black Lives Matter And Accessed Texts

Documents Show NYPD Infiltrated Black Lives Matter And Accessed Texts

By Jake Jones | April 4, 2017

According to documents obtained by The Guardian, the NYPD regularly sent undercover officers to monitor, follow and film BLM activists.

Is Policing Racially Biased?

Is Policing Racially Biased?

By Lauren Stephenson | January 27, 2017

The shooting deaths of African-American men by police have been illuminated in the media over the past four years.

What Will Happen To Consent Decrees Under President Trump?

What Will Happen To Consent Decrees Under President Trump?

By Christian Bryant | January 18, 2017

How the Department of Justice uses consent decrees for reforming police departments could change under the incoming U.S. attorney general.

National Police Orgs Recommend De-Escalation Be Adopted Across The US

National Police Orgs Recommend De-Escalation Be Adopted Across The US

By Jamal Andress | January 17, 2017

Several organizations, including the Fraternal Order of Police, contributed to a consensus policy on the use of force.

Many US States Are Passing Laws To Keep Body Cam Footage Private

Many US States Are Passing Laws To Keep Body Cam Footage Private

By Jamal Andress | December 19, 2016

It's a highly debated point from sea to shining sea — how much access should the public have to police body camera footage?

Ex-Police Officer Charged In Shooting That Sparked Milwaukee Protests

Ex-Police Officer Charged In Shooting That Sparked Milwaukee Protests

By Jamal Andress | December 15, 2016

The former officer is accused of shooting a man twice, and prosecutors allege the second shot was fired when the man was unarmed.

Does Adding Police Reduce Crime? In Chicago, It's Complicated

Does Adding Police Reduce Crime? In Chicago, It's Complicated

By Jamal Andress | October 19, 2016

Professor Wesley Skogan has studied police in Chicago for over 30 years and says the department's "traditional culture" needs a change.

More Use-Of-Force Rules Could Keep Everyone Safer — Including Police

More Use-Of-Force Rules Could Keep Everyone Safer — Including Police

By Jamal Andress | September 22, 2016

A report by Campaign Zero found departments with four or more of these policies had the lowest rates of police-involved killings in the U.S.

Chicago PD Tries For Transparency, Less Use Of Force — Is It Working?

Chicago PD Tries For Transparency, Less Use Of Force — Is It Working?

By Ryan Biek | August 28, 2016

The Chicago Tribune found shootings by the Chicago Police Department have decreased since 2010.

Korryn Gaines' Death Raises Questions Of Policing, Media Coverage

Korryn Gaines' Death Raises Questions Of Policing, Media Coverage

By Christian Bryant | August 2, 2016

The 23-year-old mother was shot and killed by Baltimore County Police after an hourslong standoff.

What You Can Do Right Now To Improve Policing In Your City

What You Can Do Right Now To Improve Policing In Your City

By Kate Grumke | July 13, 2016

How to turn protests into policy, according to an expert.

Why Bipartisan Support For Policing Reform May Be In Danger

Why Bipartisan Support For Policing Reform May Be In Danger

By Sebastian Martinez | November 1, 2015

FBI Director James Comey contradicted President Obama's narrative on policing, which raised concerns that reform might be jeopardized.

Rikers Island Reform Could Target Use Of Force

Rikers Island Reform Could Target Use Of Force

By Steven Sparkman | June 18, 2015

Rikers Island, which has been back in headlines following a string of high-profile abuse cases, will reportedly soon be on the path to reform.

Cleveland Policing Reforms Could Be 'National Model'

Cleveland Policing Reforms Could Be 'National Model'

By Kate Grumke | May 26, 2015

Cleveland's agreement for policing reforms could be a "road map" for police departments across the country.

Gerry Adams' Arrest Decried As 'Political Policing'

Gerry Adams' Arrest Decried As 'Political Policing'

By Kristian Mundahl | May 3, 2014

With their leader Gerry Adams embroiled in a 40-year-old murder mystery, Sinn Fein party officials are calling his arrest politically motivated.

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