DC: Overuse of assault charge
Posted: May 9, 2015 | Tags: police
The Investigative Reporting Workshop, WAMU 88.5 News and Reveal collaborated on "Assault on Justice," a five-month project investigating the use and possible overuse of the charge of "assaulting a police officer" in the District of Columbia.
The Workshop, a nonprofit news organization based at American University, and WAMU 88.5, the local NPR affiliate owned by American University, previously co-produced "Dollars & Deals," which looked at how DC City Council members, who vote on city contracts worth more than $1 million, are raking in campaign contributions from many of those same firms.
This is the first collaboration among all three partners. Reveal, a new investigative public radio program and podcast, is produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit newsroom based in California, and PRX. Subscribe to the podcast and learn more at http://www.revealnews.org/.
The project will continue the week of May 18, with a additional stories on the consequences of the charge — financial and emotional.