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A Rare Look Inside Police Training in Utah
How might police training impact whom, when and why officers shoot? Watch an excerpt from the new FRONTLINE/Salt Lake Tribune documentary “Shots Fired.”
November 23, 2021
Former Boeing 737 Max Pilot Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Grand Jury Indictment
Mark Forkner’s role at Boeing leading up to the crashes that killed 346 people was detailed by The New York Times and FRONTLINE in ‘Boeing’s Fatal Flaw.’
October 15, 2021
Indian Health Service Managers Protected a Pedophile in Their Midst. Now the U.S. Agency Is Protecting Them.
The IHS has attempted to hide the identities of some senior officials who failed to act on warnings that Stanley Patrick Weber, the subject of the 2019 documentary "Predator on the Reservation," was preying on Native American boys, according to an internal report reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
October 11, 2021
Indian Health Service Repeatedly ‘Did Nothing’ to Stop Pediatrician From Sexually Abusing Patients, Report Finds
Consultants single out supervisors who could have stopped an IHS pediatrician from preying on Native American boys.
October 5, 2021
Government Must Release Report About Indian Health Service Predator, Court Rules
The report documents the career of Stanley Weber, an IHS pediatrician who was convicted of sexually assaulting children at two agency hospitals and was the subject of a 2019 FRONTLINE documentary with The Wall Street Journal.
September 30, 2021
The Case of the Liberty City Seven
Dan Reed ("Leaving Neverland") discusses his new FRONTLINE documentary, "In the Shadow of 9/11," the story of how seven Black men from Miami were accused of planning an Al Qaeda plot to blow up American buildings.
September 16, 2021
Between defund and defend, L.A. tries new tactics, bigger budget for cops
More than a year after George Floyd’s killing, Los Angeles’ commitment to police reform is being tested, our Local Journalism Initiative partner the StarTribune found.
August 28, 2021
In Atlanta, city wrestles with call to transform policing
In Atlanta, the rare American city with a majority Black police department, crime is the top issue in November’s mayoral election, and the city’s political discussion remains charged, our Local Journalism Initiative partner the StarTribune found.
August 28, 2021
Are Federal Sting Operations in U.S. Counterterrorism Cases Legal?
Are FBI sting operations legal? And who’s most affected by them, post-9/11? Here’s a look at the legality of stings and how they’ve been used in the 20 years since 2001.
August 10, 2021
‘A Complex Truth’: Dan Reed on the Liberty City Seven and Counterterrorism in His New Doc, ‘In the Shadow of 9/11’
Dan Reed ('Leaving Neverland') said long-form documentary allows the telling of a story on a human scale. He discussed his new doc examining the Liberty City Seven case with FRONTLINE.
August 10, 2021
A Major Terror Plot Interrupted — or a ‘Setup’?
A new documentary from acclaimed director Dan Reed ('Leaving Neverland') sheds fresh light on the case of the Liberty City Seven, a complex and little-known chapter in the U.S. response to 9/11.
August 10, 2021
'If You Raise a Voice, I Will Murder You': A Teen Girl in India Was Raped by a Politician. Then the Alleged Cover-Up Began.
Through the stories of two young women, a new documentary investigates how 'India’s Rape Scandal' has drawn police and politicians into controversy.
July 20, 2021