Published: Sun, 20 Jan 2019 11:00:04 EST Puerto Rico Picks Bidders for Ailing Power Utility - Puerto Rico took an important step toward privatizing its bankrupt public power monopoly and bringing in new investment to help modernize the utility and reverse the islandâ€™s economic decline. ... [read more]
Published: Sun, 20 Jan 2019 17:32:45 EST Giuliani Says Talks on Building a Trump Tower in Russia Went on Through 2016 - President Trumpâ€™s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said conversations between the president and his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, about a real-estate project in Russia probably continued through the end of the 2016 campaign, several months longer than any administration official or Trump associate has previously admitted.... [read more]
Published: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:03:19 +0000 Correction: Stories on Insanity Defense Included Factual Errors and Inaccurate Data -
by ProPublica and The Malheur Enterprise
Over the past year, the Malheur Enterprise and ProPublica published a series of stories about Oregonâ€™s handling of people found â€śguilty except for insanity.â€ť The reporting was prompted by the case of Anthony Montwheeler, an Oregon man who was charged in 2017 with killing two people shortly after his release by Oregonâ€™s Psychiatric Security Review Board.
The sto... [read more]
Published: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 23:00:00 +0000 Long-Lost Records Surface in Wrongful Conviction Case, Detailing Lead Detectiveâ€™s Fondling of Informants -
by Christian Sheckler, South Bend Tribune, and Ken Armstrong, ProPublica
Newly released documents show the lead detective in an Elkhart, Indiana, police investigation that led to a pair of wrongful convictions was forced to resign because of sexual misconduct with an informant, the details of which the city had failed to disclose for more than 10 years.
The former detective, Steve Rezutko, was the main invest... [read more]
Published: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:00:00 +0000 Austin Police Department Orders Deeper Investigation After Audit Finds It Misclassified Cleared Rape Cases -
by Mark Greenblatt and Mark Fahey, Newsy, Bernice Yeung, ProPublica, and Emily Harris, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
WASHINGTON â€” The Austin Police Department will ask a third party to examine how it handles rape investigations from start to finish, following a state audit that found some cases were misclassified in a way that made it appear the department had solved more cases than it h... [read more]
Published: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:00:00 +0000 The FBI Says Its Photo Analysis Is Scientific Evidence. Scientists Disagree. -
by Ryan Gabrielson
At the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, a team of about a half-dozen technicians analyzes pictures down to their pixels, trying to determine if the faces, hands, clothes or cars of suspects match images collected by investigators from cameras at crime scenes.
The unit specializes in visual evidence and facial identification, and its examiners can aid investigations by making images sha... [read more]