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Black & Latino police officers sue to end the NYPD's race-based quota system

Stephen Maing
Still from the documentary "Crime + Punishment"

  On this edition of Your Call, we discuss Crime + Punishment, a new documentary that chronicles the struggles of the NYPD officers who exposed race-based arrest quotas.


In 2010, arrest quotas were banned in New York State, but a group of 12 black and Latino New York City police officers say years later, the quotas – and the injustice – continue. The NYPD 12 filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court to end harmful policing practices that target communities of color. How are these officers changing the system?


Stephen Maing, Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, visual journalist and director of Crime + Punishment


Richie Baez, NYPD police officer for 14 years and member of the NYPD 12

Web Resources:

Hollywood Reporter: 'Crime + Punishment': Film Review | Sundance 2018

Sundance Institute: "What we’re making here feels very explosive”: An Interview with Stephen Maing, director of Crime + Punishment

IndieWire: ‘Crime + Punishment’ Trailer: Sundance-Winning Doc Follows NYPD Officers Fighting Corruption Among Their Own

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.