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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 July 31
Critics say mayors should be wary as the Justice Department expands law-enforcement task forces.
Feature July 22
Field trainers "are part of the old guard of the department. They teach the old way of doing things."
News June 26
“You have to use a lot of force, or you are going to die.”
News June 9
Past budget cuts have had unintended consequences. Now, proponents say it’s time to fundamentally reimagine the role of the police.
Coronavirus June 9
Critics call high-tech maps overreach, but police say they keep officers safe.
News May 28
The department allows officers to use choke holds barred in other cities.
Coronavirus May 1
With grand juries suspended, people who get arrested lose a route out.
Coronavirus March 27
Early data suggests criminal incidents are down in several cities under stay-at-home orders.
Coronavirus March 18
Police across the country “have to be realistic about what we can and can’t do.”
News February 6
Secretive agency channels money from companies to cops.