Jon Schuppe writes about crime, justice and related matters for NBC News.
An officer sparks a debate over Trump, the election results and the public’s trust in law enforcement.
People across the country found ways to celebrate in small groups or on Zoom, as the pandemic and concerns about violence altered traditional events.
“Now we’re going back to the drawing board and saying, ‘Wait a minute, what are we doing here?’” a police trainer said.
“Without that information from Google, we were toast,” a detective said.
"Just that door being opened to reparations for Black people is a very big thing," an advocate said.
Civil liberties advocates warn that a new surveillance tool will put people’s everyday household activities under potential scrutiny by police.
Even after 100 million Americans cast early ballots, long lines formed at polling places in many parts of the country Tuesday.
A fight over replacing bail with "risk assessment tools" has split reform advocates. Some fear the change will worsen anti-Black discrimination.
"I wouldn’t want this to happen to anybody. But nobody is above reproach, above the law, or above the coronavirus,” a New Jersey resident said.
Here’s a look at how grand juries became an integral — and divisive — piece of the criminal justice system.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consider whether police should have gotten one in a marijuana robbery case.
“It was just built up to be something it should have never got up to be,” one resident said.
“If Black lives matter, then how is this still going on?” one lawyer said.
"If I had to put the blame on something, I would put blame on the system,” a murder victim's mother said.
Newark police implemented anti-bias training and revamped use-of-force policies, but racial disparities in policing remain.
Critics of the federal government's response say America needs sweeping change, not piecemeal reforms.
Programs in Dallas, Milwaukee and Salinas, California, have drawn the attention of activists seeking to end law enforcement's systemic abuse of black Americans.
"What I’d like to see is police not just taking a knee but standing in support of systemic, sustainable police reform," a policing consultant said.
A national reckoning over police brutality in 2014 was not enough to stop the deaths, or to break the fear and anger that millions of Americans feel.
A tool, previously unknown to the public, doesn't have to crack the code that people use to unlock their phones. It just has to log the code as the user types it in.
A haunting feeling afflicts those who believe that in the fog of the coronavirus’ early spread, they unwittingly exposed the people they loved the most.
A woman faces the “bittersweet blessing" of being hospitalized with their mother when they both fell ill with COVID-19.
New York rolled back restrictions on cash bail, which could lead to more people being jailed as they await trial.
Police say the information helps first responders stay safe. But some privacy advocates and public health experts are raising concerns.
Police are relaxing traffic enforcement, avoiding going into homes and substituting arrests for tickets and summonses.