Broken Doors

Broken Doors

Broken Doors

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
With a typical search warrant, police are supposed to knock and announce themselves. But with no-knock warrants, police can force their way into people’s homes without warning. This six-part investigative podcast from The Washington Post sheds light on how easy it is to plan, obtain and execute no-knock warrants — one of the most intrusive and dangerous police tactics. We explore the consequences when these warrants become the rule, rather than the exception. Hosted by investigative reporters Jenn Abelson and Nicole Dungca, “Broken Doors” is about how no-knock warrants are deployed in the American justice system — and what happens when accountability is flawed at every level.
  1. March 24, 2022
    3 min
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    Introducing "Broken Doors"
    An unusual warrant. A pattern of questionable no-knock raids. A reporting thread that just kept going. "Broken Doors" is a new investigative podcast series from the Washington Post. Hosted by Jenn Abelson and N…
  2. April 06, 2022
    41 min
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    Episode 1: "That's what you get"
    What it took to get a no-knock warrant in Monroe County, Mississippi.
  3. April 06, 2022
    1 hr 12 min
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    Episode 2: "Why y'all had to go in that way?"
    A family confronts a sheriff after a deadly no-knock raid.
  4. April 06, 2022
    1 hr
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    Episode 3: "You're interrogating me"
    Face to face with a sheriff and a judge.
  5. April 20, 2022
    56 min
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    Episode 4: "The blink of an eye"
    The minutes between approval for a no-knock warrant and a deadly raid.
  6. April 27, 2022
    47 min
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    Episode 5: "What about my house? What'd you find there?"
    A multi-house no-knock raid — and the drugs police say they seized.
  7. May 04, 2022
    54 min
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    Episode 6: "You having citizens getting shot, and you having police getting shot."
    No-knocks are risky for people on both sides of the door. How did we get here – and what does the future look like?

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