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Police Reforms On Party Lines

Hans Pennink
New York Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, D-Buffalo, speaks in favor of new legislation for police reform while standing with Assembly members during a news briefing at the state Capitol Monday.

After a week of protests over a long list of black men killed by police, the New York Senate voted on party lines to repeal 50-a, a state law used by police departments to shield disciplinary records. Also, accusations of racism at the Coast Guard Academy, and nursing homes on their COVID response.

Charles is senior reporter focusing on special projects. He has won numerous awards including an IRE award, three SPJ Public Service Awards, and a National Murrow. He was also a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and Third Coast Director’s Choice Award.
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