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Within months of filing a sexual harassment complaint, NYPD officer Jazmia Inserillo was being investigated herself. She was ordered to go to rehab, even though there had never been any complaints to indicate she had a problem. When she refused to go, she was suspended without pay. Her commanders were punishing her, she believed, for speaking out.
Internal NYPD files show that hundreds of officers who committed the most serious offenses — from lying to grand juries to physically attacking innocent people — got to keep their jobs, their pensions, and their tremendous power over New Yorkers' lives.
More than a thousand Texas teenagers have been ordered to lockup on charges that stem from missing school, often because they have unpaid court fines. The costs to their education are high. Some, like Serena Vela, never go back. Following this investigation, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law that ended the practice.
A yearlong investigation by the Tampa Bay Times, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and CNN found that the nation’s 50 worst charities paid their for-profit telemarketers and other fundraisers nearly $1 billion over 10 years that could have gone to charitable works. Here are parts 1, 2 and 3. The series won the Barlett & Steele award for investigative business journalism.
In 2002, the California pesticide regulators quietly dismantled strict rules designed to protect people's health. The decision put people in more than 100 California communities at a higher risk of cancer, according to interviews with former state scientists and documents obtained by The Center for Investigative Reporting.