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  • Wayward Hayward

    The Daily was working an investigation into BP’s $20 billion victim’s compensation fund. While interviewing the Alabama Attorney General they learned the AG was going to be traveling to London to depose BP’s former CEO. With that in mind, they filed a records request for copies of any and all depositions. The request paid off when The Daily scored an exclusive copy of Hayward’s grueling videotaped deposition.
  • Force, Ethics, and Denver Police

    A bystander to alleged misconduct accused Denver Police of illegally seizing videotape he shot of a violent arrest. When his tablet was returned, he claimed the video file was missing, but he later retrieved it from an electronic Cloud. When FOX31 Denver’s investigative team began unraveling discrepancies between what officers wrote in their excessive force reports – and what was on videotape.
  • Excessive Force on the Force

    KUSA obtains a videotape from a case involving excessive police force that had been hidden from the defendants themselves and it brings new light to the case.
  • Killings At The Canal: The Army Tapes

    War crime by American soldiers in Iraq is something that has never been seen before, until now. Four Iraqi detainees were killed and no one knew why, until the videotapes of the interrogations were found and everything was revealed. Also, the rules of the Army led the American soldiers to kill these detainees, as written in a memo.
  • "The Torture Tapes"

    A videotape smuggled out of the United Arab Emirates shows violent and graphic torture carried out by the brother of the "country's crown prince." A former business associate of the prince's brother released the tapes and revealed that he was tortured, too. The UAE government initially denied wrongdoing, but as word spread, eventually detained the member of the royal family. It is also suggested that the U.S. Embassy in the UAE ignored the issue.
  • What's on the Menu?

    Eight stations in the E.W. Scripps Television station Group worked together to investigate claims by national restaurant chains about low-fat and low-calorie menu items. The group specifically gathered menus from restaurants who listed the fat and/or calorie content directly on their menus, and decided to have the food tested at Analytical Laboratories, Inc. in Boise, Idaho. They created an excel spreadsheet and assigned each station three foods listed on various low-fat/low-calorie menus on the same way. The stations each packed their food the exact same way and videotaped this procedure to verify protocol. The packages were then sent overnight to Analytical Laboratories, Inc. for testing. The test results showed that out of the 23 items tested, 78% were over the fat limit and almost 69% were over the calorie limit listed on the package. A producer from KNXV-TV then contacted all the restaurants involved in the test and asked for a response. No company would go on camera for the story, though the company that owns Chili's and Macaroni Grill apologized and said they would work to reinforce the menu standards.
  • Wal-Mart Goes to Washington

    This report offers a glimpse at how corporate America needs to pay lots of money to have influence in Washington. What makes this story stand out from others about how Washington works are videotapes of Wal-Mart's internal meetings where company executives pass the hat looking for money from store managers for Wal-Mart's political action committee. The videotapes actually show the viewer that Wal-Mart understands what they are getting for their contributions to legislators.
  • Video Voyeurism

    New Mexico is one of the few states in the U.S. not to have a law against video voyeurism. This allowed a state employee to videotape a woman in the bathroom with out repercussion.
  • Who Killed Brad Will?

    "Brad Will, a freelance reporter and videographer, was shot and killed Oaxaca, Mexico by gunmen affiliated with the government. He was shot in broad daylight, with dozens of witnesses - and in a wrenching twist, he actually videotaped his own murder. The tape clearly shows four shooters, yet none of the killers have been charged with the crime."
  • Sleeping Nuclear Guards

    CBS investigates a videotape of guards sleeping while supposedly watching a nuclear power plant. The broadcast includes interviews with two whistleblowers.