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Resource ID: #26372
Subject: Police
Source: Texas Observer (Austin, Texas)
Date: July, September



The Shield is a two-part feature about officer misconduct and a lack of accountability in the Houston police department. Part one, "Crimes Unpunished," shows how a lax and labyrinthine discipline system keeps negligent cops on the street. Part two, "The Horror Every Day," focuses on police beatings and shootings in Houston and the rarity with which they're punished. Both sections combine extensive data analysis with detailed victim and police interviews. After publication, local and national media picked up the story and pressure on the department to reform continues to grow.

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