IRE Radio Podcast: Killed by the Cops

How many times a year do police kill people? And what happens to officers after they fire a fatal shot? Those were just some of the questions prompted by the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York. On this episode of the IRE Radio Podcast we’ll be talking to some of the journalists working to answer those questions.

Here’s the lineup:

  • Rob Barry and Coulter Jones walk through how they found and reported on a problem with the FBI’s system for tracking police killings. The story ran in the Wall Street ...

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Behind the Story: How the WSJ uncovered a flawed system of reporting police killings

Rob Barry (left) and Coulter Jones (right)

Rob Barry and Coulter Jones set out to analyze police killings, not poke holes in the system that tracks them.

But when their sources started questioning the way they’d looked at the numbers – questioning, really, the numbers themselves – the two decided there was a more fundamental issue to be explored.

Their December report for the Wall Street Journal found that the FBI’s national tally of police killings didn’t include hundreds of such incidents from the six-year period they examined. Barry and Jones received information from 105 of the largest police ...

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Analyst - Investigations Group (K2 Intelligence LLC)

Job Summary:

K2 Intelligence (“K2”) is an investigative and risk analytics consulting firm founded in 2009 by Jeremy M. Kroll and Jules B. Kroll, whose former business, Kroll, Inc., was the first true business intelligence company. We conduct investigative, analytic, and advisory assignments worldwide and employ a wide range of traditional fact-finding techniques, often enhanced by a unique suite of proprietary technologies.

K2’s investigations practice uncovers and analyzes critical information that enables our clients to make informed decisions; maximize opportunities; reduce risks; and protect their integrity, personnel, and assets. Our team includes individuals with a broad range of backgrounds ...

In D.C. area dozens killed for cooperating with police

According to a Washington Post examination of hundreds of police and court records, at least 37 people in Washington, D.C. and Maryland have been killed since 2004 for cooperating with law enforcement or out of fear that they might. Eighteen of those occurred in the District. Comparable data in Virginia could not be obtained.

In jurisdictions where homicides can be tough to prosecute even when witnesses to crimes cooperate, the killing of those witnesses has made it more difficult to bring criminals to justice, often resulting in violent offenders remaining on the streets. The slayings of seven witnesses or ...

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Investigative/Enterprise Reporter (New England Center for Investigative Reporting)

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting (www.necir.org), a nonprofit investigative reporting newsroom based in Boston, is searching for an award-winning investigative/enterprise reporter to join our expanding team. We’re looking for a reporter with at least three years experience who loves to dig and has a track record of generating, reporting and writing hard-hitting watchdog stories that have impact. You’ll be doing stories for NECIR’s Public Eye investigative reporting subscription service while juggling deep-dive long-term investigative projects.  Computer-assisted reporting (CAR) skills are necessary along with the ability to work collaboratively with NECIR’s reporters ...

Arrest, conviction data shed light on repeat drunken drivers in Wisconsin

The I-Team created an interactive visualization showing OWIs in each county.

Consistently named as the state with the highest number of binge drinkers in the nation, alcohol is tightly woven through Wisconsin’s culture. Drinking and driving, despite the many programs aimed at educating drivers about its dangers, is widespread, and Wisconsin remains the only state in the nation where first-time driving while intoxicated is not a crime.

Impaired driving has been the subject of many investigative projects over the years throughout the state, but the Gannett Wisconsin Media Investigative Team chose to narrow its focus considerably in November when ...

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Unlimited permits strain Boston’s parking system

Boston is reviewing its parking policies after the Boston Globe reported that the city gives away unlimited amounts of residential parking permits for free. While most homes claim just one permit, the Globe found that more than 300 people have five or more.

One couple had 11 in a neighborhood where parking is scarce. A city worker in another dense neighborhood had five vehicles, but just one private parking space; the rest were on the street.

Officials said they would review the decades-old program to see if there are ways to alleviate the parking problems. Potential changes could include limiting ...

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Thought Leadership Research Manager (Accenture)

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

Research professionals apply deep research and analysis expertise, shaping research, analysis and insights that enable Accenture and our clients to generate global impact through identification, development and implementation of proprietary and innovative ideas.

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The Accenture Institute for High Performance (AIHP) has an opening for a Strategic Technology research ...