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A Death in Dallas, and a Family’s Long Fight for Justice
Tony Timpa called police for help and died pinned to the ground. Seven years later, his family is still trying to hold officers accountable.
Three Years After George Floyd’s Murder, Police Reforms Are Slow-Paced
There have been mostly modest changes following protests that galvanized the country in 2020.
How Police Traffic Stops May Change After Tyre Nichols’ Death
Several cities and states are reconsidering the practice, which can be one of the most dangerous interactions with police.
In an Effort to Diversify, Cleveland Police Look to HBCUs
Amid scrutiny over Cleveland police hiring practices, the department has been scouting Historically Black Colleges and Universities to help fix its image. Not everyone is on board.
Stan Donaldson Jr.
September 23, 2022
Cleveland Police Hiring Practices Are ‘Alarming’ and ‘Disturbing,’ Feds Say
City leaders want oversight to end, but federal monitor says police are not compliant in “significant and critical areas.”
August 6, 2022
How Policing Has — and Hasn’t — Changed Since George Floyd
More than two years after millions took to the streets to protest police violence, the problem persists. That doesn’t mean nothing has changed.
July 14, 2022
We Spent a Year Following a Troubled Police Force. Listen to the Entire Podcast Series
“Changing the Police,” a podcast from The Marshall Project and NPR’s Embedded, examines what one community wants from its cops.
March 30, 2022
Biden Struck Out on Police Reform. Is Trump’s Remaining Policy Enough?
With Biden halting a proposed policing order, Trump’s modest changes are the most significant federal policing moves since George Floyd’s murder.
June 23, 2021
Violent Encounters With Police Send Thousands of People to the ER Every Year
That's probably an undercount. But data from San Jose offers a glimpse of what the national scale of police violence might be.
Lisa Riordan Seville
March 4, 2021
Six Years After Tamir Rice, Cleveland Makes New Rules About Policing Kids
Critics say a new policy for police encounters with children doesn’t go far enough.