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Simone Weichselbaum is a staff writer who focuses on issues pertaining to federal law enforcement and local policing. She is also The Marshall Project’s co-chair of diversity & inclusion. Weichselbaum has spent more than 15 years reporting on a variety of urban criminal justice systems, previously working as a staff writer for the New York Daily News and the Philadelphia Daily News. She holds a graduate degree in criminology from the University of Pennsylvania.
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News April 1
Citing the protections of the First Amendment, prosecutors often use other charges as a workaround to go after members of hate groups.
Feature February 11
The federal agency’s teams have killed an average of 22 suspects and bystanders a year.
News December 18, 2020
Individual officers can’t claim ‘qualified immunity’ in excessive force cases, but may not end up paying damages out of their own pockets.
News July 31, 2020
Critics say mayors should be wary as the Justice Department expands law-enforcement task forces.
Feature July 22, 2020
Field trainers "are part of the old guard of the department. They teach the old way of doing things."
News June 26, 2020
“You have to use a lot of force, or you are going to die.”
News June 9, 2020
Past budget cuts have had unintended consequences. Now, proponents say it’s time to fundamentally reimagine the role of the police.
Coronavirus June 9, 2020
Critics call high-tech maps overreach, but police say they keep officers safe.
News May 28, 2020
The department allows officers to use choke holds barred in other cities.
Coronavirus May 1, 2020
With grand juries suspended, people who get arrested lose a route out.