MetroFocus | September 16, 2020

Doc airs Tuesday, September 15 at 9pm on Thirteen

From Minnesota to Rochester, NY the issue of race and policing in America has taken on a renewed urgency as protests continue to erupt around the country. But can police departments be reformed? If so, how? In 2016, Frontline and The New Yorker writer/historian Jelani Cobb traveled to Newark, New Jersey for a close look at efforts to change its trouble police department. Today they return to Newark to examine whether reform can work, and how police departments can be held accountable. As part of our Chasing the Dream initiative on poverty, justice, and economic opportunity in America, Jelani Cobb joins us to share their experience.

For more information on “Policing the Police 2020,” click here.

Aired on September 15, 2020.

Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society. Major funding for this initiative is provided by The JPB Foundation. Additional funding is provided by Ford Foundation.