ATF uses rogue tactics in storefront stings across nation | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Earlier this year when the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel exposed a botched ATF sting in Milwaukee — that included agents hiring a brain-damaged man to promote an undercover storefront and then arresting him for his work — ATF officials told Congress the failed Milwaukee operation was an isolated case of inadequate supervision.

5-year food, alcohol bill for CVG board is $102K |  The Cincinnati Enquirer
Fare served included steak, sea bass, top-shelf drinks; events potentially violated open meetings laws.

Fired, they still find jobs as nurses | Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Holes in state’s oversight mean problem nurses often get rehired somewhere else.

Arizona state mental hospital puts patients in danger according to federal inspectors | ABC15
Arizona’s state mental hospital puts patients in danger, has a dangerous shortage of staffing and lacks oversight, according to a recent federal inspection. Officials said the federal inspection was triggered by an ABC15 report on a patient’s death.

Debt-collecting machine | The Washington Post
The firm that threatened to foreclose on hundreds of struggling D.C. homeowners is a mystery: It lists no owners, no local office, no Web site.

AP reporter’s quest to find bodies ends in desert | The Associated Press
Over six months, my colleagues and I tracked down what we would rather not have found: Six bodies in the desert, including that of a 70-year-old grandfather who had become a symbol of the killings. In each case, the victims had last been seen taken away by the Malian military at gunpoint. And in at least four of the cases, the military was found responsible in an internal report described to me but never released to the public.

Beaten | Newsday
A Newsday investigation into the 2010 beating of an unarmed man by Suffolk County Police officers found inconsistent accounts of the incident.

In effort to catch bad guys, Reno-area law enforcement collect bulk cell records | Reno Gazette-Journal
Constitutionality debated, especially for some cellphone surveillance technologies

Cell data investigation: How we did it | USA Today and Reno Gazette-Journal
More than 50 investigative journalists requested public records from local and state police agencies in their communities, seeking records that might shed light on capabilities of civilian police to gather data from people’s cellphones.