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Story Publication logo October 7, 2021

'SPD: Reckoning and Reform': Episode 1

Police force

A six-part series on how Syracuse police are trying to address the challenges of an evolving city.

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Once a city of prosperity, Syracuse, New York, has been affected by practices and policies that have led to a volatile nexus of crime, race, and policing. The effect of I-81 was a diaspora that diminished Black political power. A loss of jobs and an automobile culture that took the tax base to the suburbs followed. Can a new police chief become the change agent that the Syracuse Police Department needs?

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