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Resource ID: #27021
Subject: Law Enforcement
Source: KSHB-TV (Kansas City
Date: 2014-03-21



“The Dark State” was a multi-platform investigation that revealed how law enforcement in Kansas operates in a veil of secrecy unlike any other state due to their ability to keep records sealed. We utilized multiple platforms to tell this challenging story, supplementing our broadcast story online with interactive elements and an online documentary. Through three families, the “Dark State” showed how without open records, law enforcement can operate without fear anyone will question their actions. The series posted online ended up going viral, putting pressure on lawmakers to pass legislation to partially open some records.

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