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Police Shootings in Rural America
We investigate police shootings in rural areas and speak with music executive Jason Flom about his work with people who were wrongfully convicted.
Donald Washington, Jr.
August 19, 2021
Where Lots of Police Shootings Draw Little Scrutiny
The Kentucky State Police fatally shot 41 people from 2015 through 2020, more than any other law enforcement agency in the state.
R. G. Dunlop
August 13, 2021
“Shooting First and Asking Questions Later”
In rural communities, fatal police shootings have occurred at high rates, without the attention (and protests) that urban shootings have drawn.
June 19, 2020
“It Was An Execution”: Nicolas Chavez Was On His Knees When Police Killed Him. His Father Wants Answers.
The Houston shooting has sparked more questions about use of force and what many experts call the failed promise of police body cameras.
October 31, 2019
Why Some Police Departments Are Leaving Federal Task Forces
Cities say the feds won’t follow their rules about using force, body cams.
August 13, 2015
Should Cops Get to Review the Video Before They Report?
Sorry, Mr. Bratton. Science says no.
February 10, 2015
Our Body-Cams, Ourselves
Now that police are always on, who gets to watch?
January 15, 2015
A new book faults Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden and the NAACP for our prison state.
December 2, 2014
What You Need to Know About Body Cameras
Police cams are all the rage. Are they the answer?