Amid National Debate Over Race and Policing, FRONTLINE and Writer Jelani Cobb Investigate Police Reform in Newark
June 18, 2016

“Michael Brown in Ferguson. Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Eric Garner in New York City.

“Over the past several years, the deaths of unarmed black men like these at the hands of police officers have sparked a national debate about race, policing and civil rights, with the Department of Justice (DOJ) stepping in to mandate reform at several troubled police forces.

“Now, in a new documentary called Policing the Police that comes to PBS on June 28, FRONTLINE and New Yorker staff writer Jelani Cobb take viewers on a rare, up-close journey inside one police department that’s been ordered to change its ways: the force in Newark, New Jersey.”

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