These stories document perjury, assault, false arrest and cover-up by a reckless cadre of SWAT officers. The first news story on the conspiracy and revenge beating ran in January, 2014. In February, Alabama Media Group reported in detail on the unsolved execution linked to the beating. This was followed by several incremental stories throughout the year. The reporting culminated in a seven-part series in December, telling the story of the revenge beatdown and the conspiracy from the point of view of two honest police officers who attempted to investigate their own.