Over time, the interest on the bonds could nearly double the cost for police misconduct in Chicago.
In the rural West, residents choose low taxes over law enforcement
When times were good in Josephine County, Oregon, revenue from its thriving timber industry funded its police presence. But as environmental regulations squeezed timber yields across the region, law enforcement withered.
ShotSpotter not exactly taking a bite out of crime
ShotSpotter is a gunshot detection technology that’s marketed to reduce gun violence. The system costs taxpayers millions of dollars each year – but is it worth it?
Can a federal investigation restore trust in Chicago police?
The forthcoming U.S. Deparment of Justice pattern-and-practice investigation of the Chicago Police Department represents a milestone in Barack Obama’s presidency. The Windy City’s police department is the largest municipal law enforcement agency to be examined by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. DOJ since the Rampart Division scandal of the Los Angeles Police Department fifteen years ago. For years, Chicago […]
Change in the air in Virginia
Previously, we met Kayleb Moon-Robinson, a sixth-grader with autism who was charged with disorderly conduct and felony assault based on incidents at school. We catch up with Kayleb now and take a look at the impact his story has made since it first aired.
In DC, wiggling while handcuffed counts as assaulting an officer
WAMU 88.5 News and the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University documented and analyzed nearly 2,000 cases with charges of assaulting a police officer in Washington, D.C. The results raise concerns about the use or overuse of the charge.
Law and Disorder – Part 1
In this episode of Reveal, we investigate why minorities and kids with special needs face criminal charges for acting out in school; we uncover how police are poisoned on the job, and trace how people are building assault weapons from parts they buy online; and we gain insight into an elusive character fighting the death penalty in the most high profile of ways.
How kicking a trash can became criminal for a 6th-grader
An analysis by the Center for Public Integrity raises questions about what kind of incidents at school merit police or court intervention and provides fodder for a debate over whether children are getting pushed into a so-called “school-to-prison pipeline” unnecessarily and unjustly.
The school-to-court pipeline: Where does your state rank?
U.S. Department of Education data shows that in most states, black, Latino and special-needs students get referred to police and courts disproportionately.
Why the shocking increase in police deaths in 2014 isn’t what it seems
Data show that law enforcement deaths did rise from 2013 to 2014, but a closer analysis shows that 2013 may have been the aberration, with an unusually low number of police deaths.