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Simone Weichselbaum

Simone Weichselbaum is a national investigative reporter for NBC News, focusing on local and federal law enforcement issues. She previously was a police reporter for The Marshall Project, the New York Daily News and the Philadelphia Daily News. She holds a graduate degree in criminology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Simone Weichselbaum is a national investigative reporter for NBC News, focusing on local and federal law enforcement issues. She previously was a police reporter for The Marshall Project, the New York Daily News and the Philadelphia Daily News. She holds a graduate degree in criminology from the University of Pennsylvania.


Latest from Simone Weichselbaum

Federal law enforcement agencies release little use-of-force data. NBC News documented five years of their shootings.

NBC News found that from 2018 to 2022, officers working for or with the FBI, DEA, ATF and U.S. Marshals were involved in more than 200 shootings.

A family confronts a ‘Constitution-free zone’ in their fight to hold the DEA accountable for their son’s death

Those who have lost loved ones in shootings involving federal officers have little recourse in the nation’s courts, but Caleb Slay’s family is trying anyway.

Fani Willis' other fight

Fani Willis, district attorney in the Georgia county that charged Trump for his actions after the 2020 election, is fighting to hold federal officers accountable.

Defying presidents and Congress, the ATF, DEA, FBI and U.S. Marshals shroud their shootings in secrecy

The ATF, DEA, FBI and U.S. Marshals have been slow to adopt reforms embraced by big city police departments, like body cameras and detailed use-of-force data.

Trump-era antisemitism policy expected to fuel flood of student lawsuits against universities

A little-known executive order issued by Donald Trump is expected to fuel a flood of lawsuits from students who say their schools are failing to protect them from antisemitic or anti-Israel conduct.
117d ago

U.S. Marshals Service publishes limited first report on shootings

Officers with the United States Marshals Service were involved in nearly 150 shootings between 2019 and 2021, according to the agency’s first shooting report.
129d ago

‘Not safe anywhere now’: American Jews are flocking to gun training classes

The deadly terrorist attack in Israel has forced many American Jews to reconsider their long held stances against owning or using guns.

Some Israelis who want to flee to the U.S. ask why new visa-free travel system won't start until Nov. 30

Some Israelis who want to flee to the U.S. are struggling to get visas because a new visa-free travel system for the U.S. and Israel won't start till Nov. 30.

California’s prison-to-homelessness pipeline

Thousands of former inmates are adding to a growing homelessness crisis in Los Angeles, an NBC News investigation found.
369d ago

Two more lawsuits filed against NYPD captain accused of abusing female employees

An NYPD captain who has been sued twice for allegedly abusing female officers was hit with two more lawsuits after he was the subject of an NBC News investigation into gender discrimination in law enforcement.
391d ago

Memphis police chief once led the aggressive ‘Red Dog’ anti-crime unit in Atlanta

Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis is under scrutiny for her oversight of Atlanta’s Red Dog anti-crime unit, after officers with the similar Scorpion unit killed Tyre Nichols.