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  • Reuters: Ambushed at Home

    A Reuters investigation revealed a toxic scourge on some of America’s largest military installations, where failure to maintain privatized housing exposed children to lead, a toxin that can stunt brain development and cause lifelong impairment.
  • 12 News I-Team: Children At Risk

    12 News worked tirelessly to defend the public interest in an exclusive investigation, ’12 News- I-Team: Children At Risk’ which exposed a pattern of abuse affecting some of the most vulnerable members of our community, defenseless foster children. Through filing records requests, following up on anonymous tips, combing through legal documents, and mining dozens of sources, investigative reporter Bianca Buono uncovered the unthinkable: the Department of Child Services placed a six-year-old foster child directly into the home of a level three convicted sex offender.
  • Colorado Jail TV Room Death: Guards 'Not Criminally Negligent'

    The story examines the Colorado First Judicial District Attorney's investigation into an inmate death in the Jefferson County Jail’s TV dayroom. Suzanne Burgaz, 55, hanged herself with a television cord, just as a patrol deputy was passing the dayroom on “walkthrough duty.”
  • East Texas Nursing Home Neglect: Failing Our Most Fragile

    The reporter looked at nursing homes in East Texas and found countless citations detailing inappropriate touching, negligence and malnourished residents. Each home is still in operation.
  • Bad Medicine Behind Bars

    The death of inmate Mario Martinez in Alameda County’s jail led 2 Investigates to uncover a web of medical negligence, gaps in oversight, and cozy connections to public officials accepting money. We analyzed hundreds of pages of medical records, coroner’s reports, and court documents, which showed that despite multiple court orders the jail’s medical provider, Corizon Healthcare, repeatedly denied surgery to Martinez before his death.
  • Bigger Mess: Costly New Twist In Ongoing Nassau Police Crime Lab Scandal

    Despite assurances from top Nassau County officials to the contrary, an investigation by the Long Island Press discovered that unsuspecting taxpayers had in fact unknowingly been footing a more than $2.4 million bill for evidence testing and review as a consequence of years of lax oversight, mismanagement, gross negligence and/or willful ignorance at its critically important police department crime laboratory, which had been shuttered in 2011 after a national accreditation agency discovered mass noncompliance in its operations—and it’d be county taxpayers who’d be footing hundreds of thousands of dollars more because of those improprieties far into the foreseeable future.
  • USAT: Unfit for Flight

    "Unfit for Flight" reveals the hidden dangers of private aviation by exposing how manufacturers let defective parts and designs remain in place for decades, federal investigators fail to find defects because they do cursory crash investigations, and federal regulators let manufacturers build brand-new aircraft under safety standards that are decades old. The series exposes manufacturer negligence that has led companies to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in legal settlements, many of them confidential and reported for the first time.
  • Behind the Badge

    Based on access to confidential Sheriff's Department documents, a Times investigation showed how political favoritism and negligence led to the hiring of scores of deputies whose records included violence, deceit and sexual misconduct.
  • Deadly Neglect

    Major change is now possible for residents at California’s 7,500 assisted living homes thanks to a team of reporters from U-T San Diego and the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting at USC. It took a year’s worth of data-collection and analysis, examination of thousands of paper documents and shoe-leather journalism to produce “Deadly Neglect,” a series of stories that exposed death and abuse at assisted living facilities in San Diego County. The stories revealed that over the past seven years at least 27 deaths had occurred to assisted living residents in which negligence played a role. They found homes where residents were given wrong or no medication, and a state agency that didn’t keep track of the deaths it investigated. More than half a dozen state legislators,, outraged by the team’s findings, have announced the Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Reform Act of 2014, a group of 14 reform bills that will be introduced in this year’s legislative session.
  • Katrina Justice-A Preventable Disaster

    Geologists and Engineers had been warning for decades that the City of New Orleans was poised to be devastated in case of a major flood, and those warnings were largely ignored for those same decades, until Hurricane Katrina proved the dire predictions were true. Today the INSIDER EXCLUSIVE “Goes Behind The Headlines” in KATRINA JUSTICE – A Preventable Disaster ….. to examine how Joe Bruno, Managing Partner of Bruno & Bruno …..who serves as the Court Appointed Liaison Counsel for the Katrina Canal Breaches Consolidated Litigation and Scott Joanen, one of the many lawyers on his team have led the efforts on behalf of the citizens and residents of New Orleans who suffered catastrophic losses due to the gross negligence of the United States Army Corps of Engineers which caused the flooding of New Orleans.