In Study, People in Police Uniforms More Likely to Shoot Unarmed Targets
Putting on a uniform impacts some people's mindset and behavior in problematic ways.
The NYPD Officer Accused of Choking Eric Garner Will Not Be Charged With Civil Rights Violations
The decision came one day before the fifth anniversary of Garner's death and the deadline for the federal government to file charges against the officer.
Police Are Most Likely to Use Deadly Force in Poorer, More Highly Segregated Neighborhoods
Researchers say knowing where fatal police interactions occur can help community leaders target programs aimed at reducing those deaths.
The Laquan McDonald Case and Police Brutality in America: An Essential Reading List
Jason Van Dyke has been sentenced to over six years in prison. Read Pacific Standard's most relevant stories on the Chicago policeman's murder of a black teenager.
How Do Body Cameras Influence Our Judgment of Blame?
A new study finds that people who watch body camera footage attribute less blame to police officers involved in incidents than if those same officers were caught on dash cams.
The Edit, Episode #6: A Conversation About Race, Violence, and Policing in Columbus, Ohio
On the latest episode of Pacific Standard's podcast about how our stories are made, reporter Alli Maloney talks about investing institutional racism within the Columbus Division of Police.
Henry Green, the Columbus Police, and the Jumpout Boys: How Racism Becomes Institutionalized in Police Departments
Since 2013, the Columbus Division of Police has shot and killed dozens of people. The majority of them were black.
Second Mistrial Declared for Officer Who Killed an Unarmed Man at a Traffic Stop
The news caps off a week of lenient rulings for officers involved in police shootings.