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PAR is a weekly show that seeks to hold one of the most powerful institutions in this country accountable, policing. To do so we will take a critical look at all facets of American policing, exploring both the systemic and political imperatives that often puts law enforcement at odds with the communities they purport to serve.

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Exclusive: The 911 Call This Swat Team Doesn’t Want You to Hear

The Police Accountability Report obtained an exclusive recording of a 911 operator threatening to arrest a caller complaining about a SWAT team that stormed her property without a warrant. The call is part of our ongoing investigation into the arrest of Columbus, OH resident Nic Petit, who was charged after filming officers slapping a suspect.

How Cops Avoid Mandatory Minimum Sentences That Would Put Anyone Else In Jail

In an exclusive an interview with the victim of a nearly deadly encounter with a cop, Kevon Miller describes how the officer avoided jail time despite committing a crime that required a mandatory minimum sentence

The Unchecked Growth of Policing Makes Everyone a Criminal, Even Children

Despite a nationwide drop in crime the number of cops continues to grow.  In this episode of The Police Accountability Report we examine some of the consequences of that growth and how it leads to unnecessary arrests and increased incarceration

Video Shows Police Knocking Suicidal Man Unconscious

This Police Accountability Report examines why the police continue to use force when no crime was committed. Chad Wilkins–who was depressed from a recent divorce and had threatened to hurt himself–told the McKinney, Texas police he didn’t need their help anymore. They tasered him twice, causing long-term injuries.

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He Died in Jail From Dehydration. His Family Says a Leaked Video Shows it Was Murder.

On this episode of the Police Accountability Report we examine the case of Shali Tilson, who died after he was jailed during a mental health crisis. But a leaked video shows he was denied water and medical treatment by GA prison authorities for a week–mistreatment his family says was criminal.

Why Are Police Shooting the Mentally ill?

On this episode of the Police Accountability Report we analyze an investigative report on controversial police shootings in Greenville, South Carolina that points to a troubling trend of police using deadly force against people suffering mental distress.

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