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.
Twenty years ago, IRP Director John Temple was convinced the shootings he covered at Columbine High School would change everything. As he writes in The Atlantic, that’s not what happened. He also discusses this topic in a CJR podcast.
In a stunning move, the federal judge in Sacramento who oversaw the trial and conviction of accused Lodi terror suspect Hamid Hayat 13 years ago has ordered the conviction and sentence vacated. The IRP began reporting on Hayat in 2006 for PBS Frontline. Former IRP reporter Abbie VanSickle continued coverage in her 2016 series with the IRP for The Intercept.
In this piece for the Los Angeles Times, IRP reporter Garrett Therolf and J-School student reporter Alyson Stamos cover the suspicious death of a young boy who was allowed to remain with his parents despite a court order.