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Story Publication logo October 8, 2021

'SPD: Reckoning and Reform': Episode 4

Police force

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

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The summer of 2020 saw Covid-19, Black Lives Matter marches, and escalating youth violence. The perception of police highlighted by the George Floyd video caused many officers to feel restrained. The raging virus created a distance between cops and communities. Syracuse community activists lay out their plan for police reform. And a shootout on Syracuse’s Westside shakes the city to the core.

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