police department

  • On August 14, three police cars and four officers on foot led the way during a protest march. Photo by Scott Olson/ Getty Images
    August 15, 2014  

    The city of Ferguson, Missouri, is more than two-thirds African-American. But only three of its 53 police officers are black. Jeffrey Brown talks to Tracie Keesee of the UCLA Center for Policing Equity and Malik Aziz of the National Black Police Association to explore why so many communities across the nation face similar racial imbalances, and what can be done to fix it. Continue reading

  • November 27, 2007  

    Rising murder rates in Philadelphia have led community activists to organize efforts to curb the city’s crime. Kwame Holman talks to local activists about their fight against violent crime. Continue reading

  • January 22, 2007  

    The crime rate in New Orleans has continued to rise since the beginning of 2007, with 10 murders occurring in the last two weeks. NewsHour correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the latest increase in violence and crime throughout the Big Easy. Continue reading