After two nights of chaotic protests near the White House, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department found its supply of rubber ball grenades, high-impact sponge rounds, long-range tear-gas projectiles, and pepper spray nearly depleted. The shortage did not last long.
Even years after The Miami Herald reported that a 50-year-old Miami prisoner allegedly was boiled to death in a shower by corrections officers in 2012, the case was left on the shelf to gather dust. And despite the mounting evidence reporter Julie Brown compiled about what happened to inmate Darren Rainey that day at the …
The longer the case drags on without an arrest, the less likely the killer will be brought to justice, a Washington Post analysis found.
The WAMU 88.5 series “Collateral Damage” focused on the impact of the D.C. police department’s aggressive focus on confiscating illegal guns. The investigation with the Investigative Reporting Workshop explored how tactics used by police to search for guns are also angering and alienating residents, especially in D.C.’s predominantly black neighborhoods where police focus these efforts. …
Few police departments are better at finding illegal guns than D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department. But in the day-to-day battle to get guns off the street, residents in some majority-African American neighborhoods say they are being caught in the crossfire between an ongoing epidemic of gun violence and aggressive police tactics.
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In 2015, police shot and killed 94 unarmed individuals, a number that fell to 51 in 2016 before rising to 68 in 2017. So far in 2018, police have shot and killed 18, eight fewer than at the same time last year.