Marshall Project Originals
How Police Unions Try to Tilt the Scales on Oversight Boards
As more cities set up police watchdogs, some officers’ unions seek new ways to try to weaken them.
Murders Rose Last Year. Black and Hispanic Neighborhoods Were Hit Hardest.
A COVID-strained social safety net. Entrenched distrust between cops and communities of color. "2020 was a tinderbox."
Solitary, Brawls, No Teachers: Coronavirus Makes Juvenile Jails Look Like Adult Prisons
Youth lockups are supposed to rehabilitate kids, not punish them. The pandemic is making that harder than ever.
Cops Win Another Round Pursuing the Prosecutor Who Pursued Them
A judge rules against Marilyn Mosby in the Freddie Gray case.
What Trump’s Win Means for Chicago and Baltimore’s Cops
The president-elect may soon upend an Obama-era police reform tactic.
What the DOJ’s Report on Baltimore Teaches Us About Cops, Sex Workers, and Corruption
A look inside a culture of pervasive misconduct.
Some of Our Best Work of the Past Year
From David Simon's Baltimore anguish to elite police fraternities to teens behind bars.
Meet Anthony Batts
A brief, aggregated history of the Baltimore police commissioner at the eye of the storm.