Policing the police

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Rob Barry of The Wall Street Journal; Ben Poston of Los Angeles Times; Topher Sanders of ProPublica; Corey Johnson of Tampa Bay Times
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 11:20am
  • Location: International 8-9
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

*Moderated by Corey Johnson, The Marshall Project

Police officers and prosecutors are supposed to uphold the law, but sometimes they break it -- and get away with it. Learn how to uncover criminal conduct among law enforcement using data analysis, open records laws and shoe-leather reporting.

Speaker Bios

  • Rob Barry helps lead The Wall Street Journal's investigative data team. Recently, he has reported on topics including nation-state hacking and influence operations, the Trump administration, narcotics trafficking and terrorist financing. @rob_barry

  • Corey Johnson is an investigative reporter at the Tampa Bay Times. His work has uncovered police corruption, coerced prison sterilizations, state regulatory failures, excessive governmental secrecy and university scandals. His efforts have won IRE's top prize, the Gold Medal, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and garnered many other state and national honors. @CoreyGJohnson

  • Ben Poston is a data journalist at the Los Angeles Times. A three-time Livingston Award finalist, Poston has won several national awards, including the George Polk Award and the Gerald Loeb Award. Prior to working at The Times, he was the data editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. @bposton

  • Topher Sanders covers race, inequality and the justice system for ProPublica. @ReporterTopher

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