police

  • December 28, 2015   BY  

    Cuyahoga County prosecutor Timothy McGinty said Monday that a grand jury would not file charges in the killing of Tamir Rice by a Cleveland police officer last year. Continue reading

  • December 22, 2015  

    A grand jury in Texas has decided to not indict anyone yet in connection with the death of Sandra Bland while in police custody, effectively clearing officials and jail employees of criminal wrongdoing. Jeffrey Brown discusses the case with Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the Los Angeles Times, then Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute and Brittany Packnett of Campaign Zero offer reactions. Continue reading

  • December 17, 2015  

    A woman reports she was raped at knifepoint in her apartment, but days later, after police question her about inconsistencies, she says she made the whole thing up. In “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” a project from the Marshall Project and ProPublica, reporters explore how two different police departments treated the investigation. Ken Armstrong of the Marshall Project joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

  • December 15, 2015  

    The jury in the first trial on the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray returned after two days of deliberations to say they are deadlocked. Gray’s fatal injuries while in Baltimore police custody exposed deep cracks in the city’s criminal justice system and sparked protests. Gwen Ifill speaks to Juliet Linderman of the Associated Press about the charges against Officer William Porter. Continue reading

  • December 7, 2015  

    The Justice Department will launch a civil rights investigation into how the Chicago police force uses force and whether there are racial or ethnic disparities. Meanwhile, a video released Monday showed another fatal police shooting that occurred last year. William Brangham learns more about the probe from Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta from the Department of Justice. Continue reading

  • CHICAGO — The Justice Department will investigate patterns of racial disparity in the use of force by Chicago police officers as part of a wide-ranging probe that could lead to calls for sweeping changes at one of the country’s largest police departments, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Monday. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the International Atomic Energy Agency reports that the Iranians did work on nuclear weapons prior to 2009, despite denials. The activities were reportedly limited to planning and testing basic components. Also, the first of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray got his initial day in court. Continue reading

  • November 9, 2015  

    In our news wrap Monday, a judge in Louisiana has set a $1 million bail for two police officers accused of murdering an autistic boy. Also, two Americans, a South African and two Jordanians were gunned down by a police captain in Amman, Jordan. Continue reading

  • November 7, 2015  

    For decades, the Memphis Police Department has pioneered a model to better serve people experiencing a mental health crisis. The “Memphis Model,” which aims to keep both officers and citizens safe and send fewer people to jail, has spread to almost 3,000 law enforcement agencies across the country. NewsHour’s Megan Thompson reports. Continue reading

  • October 28, 2015  

    Yet another viral video has reignited the national conversation on the interaction between police and people of color, specifically within school. A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy was fired after manhandling a teenager in a high school classroom. Gwen Ifill discusses police as disciplinarians with Susan Ferriss of the Center For Public Integrity and Shaun Harper of the University of Pennsylvania. Continue reading