Can police police their own? NYPD as a case study.
The NYPD has been the nation’s foremost laboratory of police reform. So as the country wrestles with how best to find ways forward on policing, New York stands out as a crucial case study.
In 1994, when Joseph Giacalone was just two years and change on the job with the New York Police Department, he found himself in the middle of a shootout at a warehouse in the Bronx.
It would be the first and only time he’d fire his gun at a suspect.
After a decorated, two-decade career, the...