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The New Times investigates corruption in the Los Angeles Police Department Rampart CRASH unit, a special, anti-gang task force. In 1995, "one of the CRASH cops had his tires slashed and the entire anti-gang unit went on a rampage in the neighborhood trying to find out who vandalized the car. Numerous gang members were beaten up and then stripped. Two of those gang members who were assaulted filed a formal complaint against the cops involved. The first story uncovered how Rampart CRASH cops had one of the complainants deported and appeared to have planted a drug case on another in order to get rid of the victims. "
This story uncovered a major sexual harassment scandal at the U.S. division of a giant European drug maker It drew a haunting portrait of a company culture run amok, where the chief executive and other senior male managers regularly propositioned young female employees in an atmosphere of drunken partying. When people tried to put a strop to the offensive behavior, the story showed, the perpetrators used their power and money to cover up the problem and get rid of the complainants. (May 13, 1996)
Detroit News shows how Michigan's lawyer discipline agency halted investigations of prominent lawyers and shredded documents related to their cases, how the state bar's political influence limited the agency's aggressiveness, and secret rules protected lawyers from their victims, 1989.