Investigation looks into Arizona police lieutenant arrested for drunken driving

12 News (NBC-Phoenix) exposed a Mesa police lieutenant who thought he was above the law and tried to get away with extreme drunken driving. Police video footage of the traffic stop obtained by the station reveals the lieutenant belittled and berated the arresting officer – a rookie cop – and his field training officer and…

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Sexual abuse case highlights legal, school system failures

A Virginia juvenile court judge released court records on a sex abuse case involving two teenagers and their 11-year-old neighbor after a request from WJHL-TV. The station’s investigation found legal and school system failures that allowed the teens, who both played baseball, to remain on the team and at school after pleading guilty to aggravated…

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Tampa Bay law enforcement agencies rarely equip cars with dashboard cameras

As calls for body-worn cameras on police officers increase, many law enforcement agencies are still holding out on the most traditional form of officer camera: the dashboard camera.  An investigation by 10News WTSP revealed that most local police departments and sheriff’s offices around West/Central Florida have dashcams on fewer than 6 percent of their cruisers,…

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Investigation digs into Denver Schools’ relationship with nonprofit

An investigation by FOX31 Denver has raised questions about a partnership between Denver Public Schools and a nonprofit run by a well-connected convicted embezzler. The station has been look into a “cozy relationship” between the public school system, a high school principal and her husband, the co-founder of the not-for-profit Young Adults for Positive Action…

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Community college turned a blind eye to professor’s history of verbal abuse

A continuing investigation by 12 News has uncovered the failings of a local community college. The college failed to check the history of an Equine Science Program Director before the hire was made. The station uncovered evidence that the director has a history of verbally abusing students which spans decades. And whom even has connections…

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Substance abuse clinics accused of fraud

An investigation by Seattle’s KING 5 uncovered more state-licensed drug and alcohol treatment clinics where counselors are accused of taking bribes and falsifying records of criminal offenders who are ordered to receive treatment. The station’s ‘Sobriety for Sale’ investigations have now launched state probes of five clinics in Washington State.

Some insurance companies charging copays that exceed the customers’ costs

Some major insurance providers label prescription costs as “copays”, but WVUE-TV found in some cases the patient is the only one paying. Through documents and interviews with Pharmacists, WVUE-TV showed how some insurance providers are charging people more than medication costs.   The series revealed the nation’s largest insurance provider, United Healthcare (through its Pharmacy…

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A look inside the shady industry that profits on mugshot photos

A team of journalists at Fusion’s The Naked Truth found that people have long taken an interest in looking at mugshots, but that the gawking has taken a more commercialized, troubling turn since the late 1800s. That fascination then morphed into printed magazines of mugshots, usually only with a citywide or regional reach. Now, however,…

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Mentally ill abused, neglected inside Minnesota treatment center

KSTP investigated dangerous conditions at Minnesota’s largest mental health hospital, which is currently understaffed, under a federal review, and being threatened with a loss of funding, unless conditions improve. Through interviews with current and former employees, and a review of state records, KSTP exposed a pattern of abuse and neglect, and a state government lacking…

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