The Cobb County Police Department started a program in 2019 called the Partnership for Assistance, Treatment & Health. It aims to reduce the mentally ill population in jails, de-escalate dangerous encounters with police and decrease additional mental health crises. It’s become a model, with Marietta launching its own program in recent weeks.
Black police chiefs, commissioners, sheriffs and commanders from across the country are set to meet this weekend in Detroit for the annual CEO symposium of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.
Ten people have been charged with murder in Otieno's death at a Virginia psychiatric hospital earlier this month. Caroline Ouko and attorney Ben Crump reflect on his life and what happens next.
U.S. Justice Department and Seattle officials seek an end to most federal oversight of the city's police department, saying its sustained reform efforts are a model for other cities.
The Macon-Bibb County Commission is a vote away from approving the rollout of an expansive camera surveillance network in the city’s downtown core.
An NPR investigation examined records of payouts by the city and found troubling patterns: Plaintiffs alleged that police often used excessive force. And several officers were repeatedly named.
Bibb County sheriff’s officials last week unveiled a portable, solar-powered security camera that can, from 25 feet up, scan crowds and zoom in on trouble should it arise at public events.
The most common encounter between police and the public is the traffic stop, and in Glynn County Black drivers are more often ticketed than white drivers, in relation to their percentage of the population, according to three years of records that the police department provided to The Current.
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to KQED reporters Sukey Lewis and Sandhya Dirks about the second episode of the podcast, On Our Watch, which explores how police departments handle on-duty sexual misconduct.
Some communities in the city have been experiencing a noticeable rise in shootings. They're also grappling with strained relations with the police.
A 2020 Supreme Court decision returned policing and prosecutions to tribal authorities, and the Muscogee Nation's tribal police want to interact differently with the community.
A new NPR poll underscores the often-sharp differences Americans have when it comes to race, discrimination and policing — but there has been a shift over the last year.
Stanley Martin wants to rethink Rochester police — a radical new plan to abolish the police gradually. Others also talk about "reimagining" police, though they mean the same word very differently.
As the investigation into his death continues, Andrew Brown Jr. will be remembered with a funeral in Elizabeth City, N.C., on Monday. He was fatally shot by sheriff's deputies on April 21.
A former deputy with the Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office has pleaded guilty to possessing unregistered firearms following an FBI-led investigation into a violent extremist group.