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Cleveland Police Hiring Practices Are ‘Alarming’ and ‘Disturbing,’ Feds Say
City leaders want oversight to end, but federal monitor says police are not compliant in “significant and critical areas.”
How Policing Has — and Hasn’t — Changed Since George Floyd
More than two years after millions took to the streets to protest police violence, the problem persists. That doesn’t mean nothing has changed.
We Spent a Year Following a Troubled Police Force. Listen to the Entire Podcast Series
“Changing the Police,” a podcast from The Marshall Project and NPR’s Embedded, examines what one community wants from its cops.
December 21, 2021
Some of Our Best Work of 2021
From police use of force to life without parole to troubling prison conditions, our reporters told groundbreaking stories this year.
December 2, 2021
She Was Having a Seizure. Police Shocked Her With a Taser.
How an Alabama teen sought justice after a violent police encounter upended her life.
November 30, 2021
“Y’all Going to Kill Me?” Years Apart, Mother and Son Die in Police Restraints
Officers continue to use hogtying and other dangerous restraints despite warnings.
, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting
November 11, 2021
Mugshots Stay Online Forever. Some Say the Police Should Stop Making Them Public.
As many news outlets cut back on publishing mugshots, some states and cities are grappling with a more fundamental question: Why do police release the images — and should they be allowed to?
November 2, 2021
Police Hurt Thousands of Teens Every Year. A Striking Number Are Black Girls.
June 23, 2021
‘A Dog Can Be Trained To Be Anti-Black’
A new film highlights historical use of canines against Black people
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June 23, 2021
Violent Encounters With Police Send Thousands of People to the ER Every Year
That's probably an undercount. But data from San Jose offers a glimpse of what the national scale of police violence might be.
Lisa Riordan Seville