Maryland officials pledged three years ago to improve anti-trafficking efforts by collecting and sharing evidence of the problem from “every part of government.” They never followed through. So Capital News Service at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism did its own examination. Student reporters pored over thousands of pages of police records, prosecution data and court files. The investigation found widespread evidence of human trafficking but few convictions….
When the president of the Cook County Board in Chicago announced she had fired her chief of staff for "innapropriate behavior," she denied twice that she knew anything about the allegations against him before his firing in mid-September. But Toni Preckwinkle knew about the concerns regarding his behavior with women six months earlier, the Chicago Tribune […]
Within the Massachusetts State Police, troopers who retire while under investigation for criminal charges are collecting thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds, NBC10 Boston Investigators found. Several veteran law enforcement officers retired earlier this year after a widespread overtime scandal. They cashed in on unused vacation and sick time from throughout their careers to collectively […]
The Olean Times Herald, a Western New York daily, spent a year investigating the education system in rural school districts, which account for roughly 300 of the more than 700 districts statewide. It found rural districts — with shrinking enrollments and a declining tax base — see a high rate of student migration between districts […]