It’s an open secret that every officer, regardless of rank, is allowed to step in and ask for special consideration for one fuck-up.
Andrew Johnson: On ImpunityNovember 2014
I’ve always been given the benefit of the doubt.
Hanqing Chen: Reporting on the Federal Push to Militarize Local PoliceAugust 2014
A few facts you might have missed about the flow of military equipment and tactics to local law enforcement.
A.C. Thompson: Michael Brown’s Dueling AutopsiesAugust 2014
An autopsy by Michael Baden is only the beginning as teams of specialists study the body of 18-year-old African American killed by police
Meaghan Winter: Walking While FurtiveMarch 2013
A look inside the courtroom on the opening day of Floyd v. NYC, the class-action lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy.
Stephan Salisbury: Police Shootings Echo NationwideJuly 2012
The Aurora shooting gets the attention, but guns are going off everywhere.
Megha Rajagopalan: How Many Millions of Cellphones Are Police Watching?July 2012
No one knows for sure why or how many cell phone records have been picked up, or whether it's fully legal.