New York City’s 12-day, killing-free streak, the longest period the city has gone without a homicide in at least 20 years, ended this weekend with the murder of a 28-year-old Queens resident.
The Albuquerque Police Department has come under national scrutiny for shootings involving officers, including 28 fatal incidents in the last five years. In March, two policemen shot and killed a mentally ill homeless man, all captured on a body camera. Unlike other high-profile cases around the country, these officers were charged. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports from New Mexico. Continue reading
Clergy from around the country have been waging a campaign against a Miami police department practice they see as racial profiling. Continue reading
Police in North Miami have suspended a sniper training program after it was revealed that trainees used old mugshots of black suspects during target practice.
The Justice Department is changing the federal rules on civil forfeiture. Local police departments around the country have used the controversial practice to raise nearly $3 billion by seizing property from people who are suspected but not convicted of a crime. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Sarah Stillman of The New Yorker about the rise of civil forfeiture and the first signs of reform. Continue reading
After a Staten Island grand jury did not indict an NYPD officer for the chokehold death of Eric Garner, the Office of the Inspector General launched an internal review. Members of the New York City Police Department have been prohibited … Continue reading
A major topic of conversation in recent months has been the often fraught relationship between police and minority communities. Last week, PBS NewsHour Weekend spoke to the President of the Brooklyn chapter of the NAACP and retired NYC police lieutenant Julian Harper, who were critical of police. Tonight, two former NYPD officers talk about the challenges they faced serving low-income communities. Continue reading
In the wake of police-involved shootings in Ferguson and Cleveland, the death of Eric Garner in New York, and the subsequent protests that followed those events, NewsHour Weekend examines the state of relations between the police and communities of color in 2015. President of the Brooklyn chapter of the NAACP L. Joy Williams and retired New York City police lieutenant Julian Harper join Hari Sreenivasan in New York. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss this week’s news, including the state of race relations in America in the wake of continuing protests and the killing of two New York police officers, what the hacking of Sony Pictures means for cyber-security in the future and the balance of power between Congress and the president. Continue reading
In our news wrap Monday, a white police officer will not be charged in the shooting death of a black mentally ill man in Milwaukee. The victim’s family has asked the U.S. attorney to conduct a federal investigation. Also, a French firm will pay a record $772 million for violating U.S. laws against overseas bribery. Continue reading