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Story Publication logo October 8, 2021

‘SPD: Reckoning and Reform’: Episode 5

Police force

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

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An increase in violent crime becomes evident during a shootout on Syracuse’s Westside. How does a city prevent gang violence from occurring? While there is no perfect answer, new programs and policies are being put in place to reach kids before they join gangs. Hear from those involved in the 2003 RICO sweeps, debate removing SRO’s from schools, and negotiations over a new police contract begin.

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