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Policing the Police: A Week of Racism, Abuse and Misconduct
Federal civil rights investigations can examine an entire agency — but they are not the only way to check for police misconduct.
January 8, 2021
Hidden in Bill Passed Over Trump’s Veto: Limits on Police Militarization
But local cops can still receive Pentagon equipment, including automatic rifles.
June 3, 2020
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
Crime on the Ballot
October 16, 2016
Ferguson Still Haunts Missouri — And Not The Way You Might Think
The city’s unrest emerges as a wedge issue in the governor’s race.
February 3, 2016
Policing the Future
In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, St. Louis cops embrace crime-predicting software.
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August 10, 2015
What We’ve Learned About Racial Disparity in Policing Since Ferguson
A brief overview of the numbers.
May 26, 2015
Policing the Police
As the Justice Department pushes reform, some changes don't last.
January 20, 2015
‘My Fellow Americans’
Reimagining the president's State of the Union speech.
December 12, 2014
‘The Ferguson Bill’
A new law promises to track civilians killed by police. Don’t hold your breath.
December 2, 2014
What You Need to Know About Body Cameras
Police cams are all the rage. Are they the answer?