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The Attack: Before, During and After

This three-part investigation looks into the forces that led to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and growing distrust in America’s elections that has spread in its aftermath, unveiling striking new details. The series won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Notably, I contributed data analysis and original reporting to the third part titled “Contagion,” looking into how menacing threats and disinformation spread across the country in the wake of the Capitol siege, shaking the underpinnings of American Democracy.

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The Broken Doors Investigative Podcast Series

“Broken Doors” is a six-part investigative podcast about how no-knock warrants are deployed in the American justice system — and what happens when accountability is flawed at every level.

Episode 1: “That’s what you get”

Sheriff’s deputies burst through the front door of a Mississippi man’s home as he slept. He said they pointed a gun at his head and ransacked his home in search of drugs and cash. The no-knock search warrant they used was threadbare. But that wasn’t the worst of it.

Episode 2 : “Why ya’ll had to go in that way?”

What happened to Ricky Keeton? After an October 2015 no-knock raid in Mississippi turned deadly, the victim’s family confronted the sheriff — and began secretly recording.

Episode 3: “You’re interrogating me”

After hearing from survivors of no-knock raids and learning about the deadly consequences, we put our questions directly to the sheriff and judge who had allowed these raids in Monroe County. People in the community still live in fear as Ricky Keeton’s family continues their battle for justice.

Episode 4: “The Blink of an eye”

In July 2019, a Black man was killed during a no-knock raid on a motel room in Louisiana. His fiancee was also inside. An investigation into the fatal shooting reveals the speed with which it happened — and raises questions about electronic warrants, a relatively new technology being adopted by law enforcement agencies around the country.

Episode 5: “What about my house? What’d you find there?”

Police upended the lives of an entire block and killed a 63-year-old grandfather when they carried out a no-knock raid at multiple homes in St. Louis. But what did the police actually seize?

Episode 6: “You having citizens getting shot, and you having police getting shot”

A man accused of killing an officer during a no-knock raid speaks from jail about the risks to people on both sides of the door. As we investigate the history of these raids, we put our questions to him and the mother of Breonna Taylor, both of whom are pushing for an end to no-knocks. We’ll also hear from people who say this tactic is necessary. How did we get here – and what does the future look like?

Unacountable: When a call to the police for help turns deadly

In at least 178 cases over three years, law enforcement killed the individuals they were called to assist.