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County correctional sergeant demoted after tasing handcuffed inmate

January 8, 2020

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.

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How not to grow old in America

August 29, 2019

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.

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Judge vacates conviction in 13-year-old Lodi terror case

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.

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