How Reuters used public information to build the most comprehensive database of Taser-involved deaths yet
In a sweeping investigation, a team of Reuters reporters, editors, and data analysts raised serious questions about Taser’s manufacturer’s claim that no one has died directly from device’s shock. Reviewing the results of hundreds of autopsies, filing hundreds of public records requests around the country, and other painstaking open-source research made the investigation possible.
Once upon a time a local reporter tried to access what should have been readily available public documents from the Wareham Police Department, only to gain little access and a lot of pushback from the Chief. Fours years later, and a partial release of civilian complaints shows how Wareham PD still needs to be dragged kicking and screaming into compliance with the Public Records Law.
In the process of continuing our investigation on the world of bail enforcement, we have uncovered the horrifying case of Curtis Maroney, a South Carolina bounty hunter who for years abused his position to extort women for manual labor and sexual favors.
Correspondence between Department of Homeland Security and Portland Police shows how law enforcement is increasingly treating protests like war zones.
As part of our collaboration with Campaign Zero, MuckRock requested use of force policies from the 100 largest police departments in the country, including St. Anthony PD. In the wake of the recent release of the dash cam video of the shooting of Philando Castile, we wanted to give you a chance to read the policy yourself.
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