unaccountableAn examination of policing in America amid the push for reform
A six-part investigative podcast about how no-knock warrants are deployed in the American justice system — and what happens when accountability is flawed at every level.
On-duty police officers have fatally shot more than 6,000 people since The Washington Post began tracking such shootings in 2015.
Emails reveal efforts to expand controversial 287(g) program despite longstanding concerns about discriminatory policing
The renewed push followed a Post investigation that revealed 25 of the largest police and sheriff’s departments spent more than $3.2 billion to resolve claims of police misconduct over the past 10 years.
Police revert to entrenched practices when monitors move on, leadership changes and public scrutiny wanes.
POLICE AND COMMUNITIESThe unequal impact of policing
The Post acquired detailed information about up to a decade of homicides. An analysis of murders in 55 of America’s largest cities revealed block by block where police fail to catch killers.
Fatal ForceMore than 6,000 killed by police since 2015
(Ohio attorney general's office via AP)
Among the thousands of fatal shootings at the hands of police since 2005, only 54 officers have been charged, a Post analysis found. Most were cleared or acquitted in the cases that have been resolved.
Here’s what we found in our 2015 investigation.
Like Breonna Taylor, 89 of them were killed at homes or residences where they sometimes stayed.
Other Uses of ForceThe costs and controversy of law enforcement tactics
(Georgia Department of Public Safety)
A police driving maneuver used to end chases has killed 30 people since 2016. Many departments refuse to use the tactic because of the risks.
Video of attacking police dogs and the resulting physical injuries are beginning to alter the image of the lifesaving K-9, sometimes known as the “Lassie effect.”
Incidents in which police used Tasers to control violent, disturbed people led to charges and controversy.