Marshall Project Originals
“That Could Have Been Me”: The People Derek Chauvin Choked Before George Floyd
They describe an officer quick to use force and callous about their pain.
Trump’s Crime and Carnage Ad Blitz Is Going Unanswered on Facebook
The president has spent millions on misleading Facebook ads targeting undecided voters, while Joe Biden has been virtually silent.
"All of Us Inside Have Cried Out"
Since the killing of George Floyd, protesters have started to change the way we think about law enforcement. Will it trickle into prisons?
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."
Your Zoom Interrogation Is About To Start
COVID-19 is changing how police question suspects and witnesses—for the better, some argue.
Which States Are Taking on Police Reform After George Floyd?
Lawmakers in 16 states have introduced bills to improve police oversight and accountability.
A Major Obstacle to Police Reform: The Whiteness of Their Union Bosses
Even in the 15 largest departments where the majority of officers are people of color, only one union leader is black, our analysis shows.
As George Floyd Died, Officer Wondered About “Excited Delirium”
Now experts say the controversial diagnosis may become part of the police defense.
Masks On, Fists Up: Scenes from New York City’s Protests Against Police Violence
Some of the city’s most famous streets, emptied by the pandemic, fill with demonstrators and police in riot gear.
From Michael Brown to George Floyd: What We’ve Learned About Policing
Stories from The Marshall Project’s archives that shine a light on police, violence and racial inequality in America
Why So Many Police Are Handling the Protests Wrong
Disproportionate use of force can turn a peaceful protest violent, research shows.