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Reveal for May 2015

Apr 21, 2015

In this episode, Reveal continues its in-depth look at law and disorder:

  • we expose some of the tensions between police and the communities they serve, and how video cameras are dramatically changing the public's relationship with law enforcement. 
  • In Washington, D.C., we examine why there’s been a huge increase in the number of people charged with assaulting a police officer. We team up with WAMU and American University to examine three years of court cases, and find that the people being charged are the ones who normally end up in the hospital. 
  • We also explore what happens when police and communities keep an eye on each other. Officers patrol the streets watching for crime, but now citizens are using video cameras to monitor police. We tag along with cop watchers in Texas.
  • And citizens aren’t the only ones getting into the game, we investigate the consequences of private companies storing evidence captured by cop body cams.
  • Finally, we look back and talk to the man who some say pioneered citizen journalism when he recorded the Los Angeles police beating of Rodney King in 1991.

 

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LEAD STORY >>

Coming up on REVEAL…In Washington D.C., being charged with “Assaulting a Police Officer” can mean something else entirely. A joint investigation with WAMU and American University examined three years of court cases to find out what happens in D.C. when someone is charged with 'assaulting a police officer.' The result is often more than an arrest: the suspect frequently lands in the hospital.That story and much more coming up on REVEAL from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, here on ___________.

COP WATCH (B1) >>

Coming up on REVEAL…What happens when police and communities keep an eye on each other? Officers patrol the streets watching for crime, but now citizens are using video cameras to monitor police. The Reveal team tags along with cop watchers in Texas.That story and much more coming up on REVEAL, from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, here on ___________.

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GEORGE HOLLIDAY (C2) >>

Coming up on REVEAL…24 years ago, one man found himself recording a disturbing event that would play over and over on newscasts across the country. Reveal talks to the man who some say pioneered citizen journalism when he caught the Los Angeles police beating of Rodney King in 1991. That story and much more coming up on REVEAL, from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, here on ___________.