Tana Ganeva is a reporter covering criminal justice, drug policy, immigration, and politics. She's written for the Washington Post, RollingStone.com, Glamour, Gothamist, Vice, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Prior to that she was deputy editor of The Influence, a web magazine about drug policy and criminal justice. For years she served as the managing editor of AlterNet.org.
NYPD Cops Accused of Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia Cost the City $500,000 Over Four Years
One lawsuit the city settled for $70,000 alleged that a cop said, “Shut the fuck up, you Black bitch,” while making an arrest.
How a Man Serving Life Without Parole for $20 of Weed Gained His Freedom
Innocence Project New Orleans lawyers relied on a July court ruling to make a case for Fate Winslow’s release. He’d been in prison for 12 years.
Despite Huge Number of Misconduct Complaints, Cops at NYPD’s 75th Precinct Keep Getting Promotions
There has been little to no accountability for the staggering number of lawsuits and substantiated civilian complaints against the troubled precinct.
NYPD’s Culture of Impunity Sees an Officer Repeatedly Accused of Physical and Sexual Abuse Rising Through the Ranks
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pledge to discipline officers who commit violence does nothing to address NYPD’s culture of rewarding bad behavior.