A demonstrator raises his arms towards a convoy of police vehicles during a protest in Oakland, California in May 2020 after the death of George Floyd.

Policing the Police 2020

September 15, 2020 / 54m

Season 2020: Episode 4

Photo: Stephen Lam/REUTERS


George Floyd’s killing triggered mass demonstrations nationwide calling for racial justice and police accountability in the United States. In the wake of those protests, New Yorker writer and historian Jelani Cobb returns to a troubled police department he first visited four years ago (Policing the Police) to examine whether reform can work, and how police departments can be held accountable.

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