TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS

January 23, 2018 at 5:30 am

As the President reflected on his first year in office, this weekend protesters nationwide took to the streets as the government shut down. Today, the shutdown ends with a compromise to fund the government through February 8th. And from Washington to Albany, Governor Cuomo’s former aide Joseph Percoco heads to trial on charges of federal corruption. Could this trial expose an ugly underbelly in our state capitol? Executive editor of City Limits Jarrett Murphy gives us the rundown on the latest in politics. The number of homeless New Yorkers hits an all-time high, as many turn away from the city’s shelters, opting instead for the streets of Manhattan. Former City Council speaker and homeless advocate Christine Quinn is here with the details. In recent years tensions between the police and the public in the U.S. have escalated. “The Force,” offers a look at the Oakland Police Department, one of the country’s most embattled police forces, during efforts at major reform after decades of troubled community relations. Filmmaker Peter Nicks brings us inside the Oakland PD’s efforts to rebuild its image as it continues to face challenges and scandal.

Aired on January 22, 2018.