Policing the Police: Strategies for Covering Criminal Justice Tipsheet

Number 4723
Subject Police
Source Cheryl W. Thompson
Affiliation The Washington Post
Year 2016
Summary Police officers and prosecutors are supposed to uphold the law, but sometimes they break it -- and get away with it. Learn how to uncover criminal conduct among law enforcement using data analysis, open records laws and shoe-leather reporting. This tipsheet will go over ways to elevate the coverage of law enforcement and crime by watchdogging those whose job it is to uphold the law. It will focus on who to talk to, what kinds of records to ask for and the issues to highlight.
Tags police; law; criminal; investigation; misconduct
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