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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 media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.