Marshall Project Originals
We Spent a Year Following a Troubled Police Force. Listen to the Entire Podcast Series
“Changing the Police,” a podcast from The Marshall Project and NPR’s Embedded, examines what one community wants from its cops.
Police Say Jiu-jitsu Can Make Them Less Violent During Arrests
But will cops training in martial arts lead to struggles that didn’t need to happen?
One Roadblock to Police Reform: Veteran Officers Who Train Recruits
Field trainers "are part of the old guard of the department. They teach the old way of doing things."
What Are Cops Really Thinking When Routine Arrests Turn Violent?
“You have to use a lot of force, or you are going to die.”
The City Trying ‘Trauma Training’ for Citizens — and Cops
Newark tries to restore trust with a novel program.
The Seismic Change in Police Interrogations
A major player in law enforcement says it will no longer use a method linked to false confessions.
What it’s Like to be a Cop Involved in a Mass Shooting
“It keeps replaying on a loop: you smell it and see it and hear it.”
Will the ‘21 Foot’ Defense Work for the Chicago Cop Who Shot Laquan McDonald?
Revisiting a 30-year concept that is used to justify deadly force.
The Filmmaker Who’s Taking on Taser
A new documentary criticizes TASER International and the studies behind their safety claims.
Top Cops and Prosecutors Form Alliance to Battle Crime and Prison Crowding
New group backs bipartisan proposals to ease drug sentencing, solitary confinement.
America’s Rock Star Cops
Meet the elite chiefs who revolutionized policing nationwide, for better and for worse. Now they want to do it again.