Away from the protests, shootings are on the rise. City leaders recently disbanded a police unit meant to prevent them — and what happens next might shape public safety for years.
As the defund movement grows, Strategic Decision Support Centers have lost the support of politicians — including the man likely to be the next mayor.
Police are paying firms that preach extreme vigilance and deadly force.
While Minneapolis pursues a complete overhaul, other cities are scrambling to freeze spending on law enforcement.
The projectiles that officers are firing at protestors are “dangerous, indiscriminate, and potentially lethal,” said a researcher who examined data on nearly 2,000 people hit by them.
How a survivor of domestic violence, now working as a cop in the bayou, made her small community a model for the rest of the country.
A wide body of evidence demonstrates the crime-prevention strategy's ability to curb community gun violence. In Detroit, new research also shows its potential for reducing recidivism.
Parkland renewed enthusiasm for placing law enforcement on K-12 campuses. But research casts doubts about whether the approach prevents shootings.
Calling itself the “Google of Crime,” Forensic Logic processes and analyzes troves of gun-related data so officers can spot patterns and make more informed decisions in the field.
Years ago, most detectives stopped trying to retrieve fingerprints from shell casings. A new method, touted as 25 times better, could change that.