TERRORISM CASE REPEATEDLY SCRUTINIZED BY IRP REPORTERS
A high-profile federal terrorism case ended Friday when prosecutors announced they would not retry a Central Valley man whose conviction was overturned in August after he had served 14 years in prison.
Through months of public records requests, document analyses, interviews and courthouse expeditions, J-School/IRP students Casey Smith and Brian Perlman reported out the 2017 officer-involved shooting in Orland, California for The Chico Enterprise-Record.
California Magazine published a story about two IRP student reporters, Laurence Du Sault and Katey Rusch, and their contribution to a major investigation of California police officers convicted of crimes.
Records released under California’s new law-enforcement transparency law show that a Mendocino County correctional officer was demoted after tasing a handcuffed inmate. J-School/IRP students Katey Rusch and Edward Booth covered the story for The Ukiah Daily Journal.
The McFarland Police Department knew that many of its officers had dubious backgrounds. But as J-School/IRP students Katey Rusch and Laurence Du Sault report, the department hired them anyway.
IRP-led investigation found more than 80 law enforcement officers with rap sheets still employed today
A six-month investigation involving more than 30 newsrooms across California, led by the IRP, has found hundreds of criminal convictions against current and former police officers, dozens of them still on the job.
IRP reporter Garrett Therolf reports on the tragic death of a 10 year-old boy and how child welfare workers missed warnings and opportunities to intervene.
In this opinion piece for The New York Times, IRP’s interim director, Geeta Anand, writes about the irony of assisted living: it’s great if you don’t need much assistance.
This article by The Intercept outlines how IRP founder Lowell Bergman was an early skeptic of the case against Hamid Hayat and how he documented problems with the FBI’s counterterrorism program back in 2006.
The potential merger between GateHouse Media and Gannett would create a newspaper behemoth. As IRP Director John Temple writes for this piece in The Atlantic, it reminds him of two drowning giants grabbing onto each other to try to save themselves.