PHOENIX KIDNAPPINGS  [2011]

Phoenix Police claimed there was a ransom kidnapping in the city almost every day in 2008, fueling anti-immigration rhetoric and new laws  across the country. One BIG problem: It wasn't true. Not even close.  

Results: PHX PD Chief removed / Prompted multiple investigations

UNTESTED RAPE KITS  [2012]

Phoenix-area police departments have some of the worst sex assault arrest rates in the U.S. So it's  no surprise that they also have thousands of untested rape kits. 
Results: Task force to eliminate untested kits / Rapists arrested 

MAJOR INVESTIGATIONS *updated 12/16

HONORS

"CASH FOR COMPLIANCE? [2016]

Civil rights champions or money-hungry trolls? An ongoing investigation systematically unravels one group's multi-layered enterprise and exposes the deception,  hypocrisy,  and players behind it.

Results: AG intervention / State bar investigations / Proposed laws

"ABUSING THE TRUTH [2016]

Before he was a tough-talking sheriff and congressional candidate, Paul Babeu ran a boarding school rife with abuse. A never-before-seen home video proves Babeu not only knew about the abusive discipline, he praised it. 

"COMMITTED TO SECRECY [2013-2016]

Sex abuse. Extreme violence. Escapes. Top state executives concealing crimes, hiding documents, and denying the truth. A relentless 3-year investigation exposes a hospital that's deficient, dangerous and deadly. 
Results: Fed, local investigations / Sweeping reform / Six execs fired

OTHER NOTABLE & AWARD-WINNING REPORTS

NATIONAL EMMY AWARD | SCRIPPS HOWARD AWARD |  22 REGIONAL EMMY AWARDS  |  THREE REGIONAL MURROW AWARDS THRICE NAMED PHOENIX'S "BEST TV REPORTER"  3 NATIONAL EMMY NOMINATIONS  TWO-TIME SCRIPPS HOWARD AWARD FINALIST I IRE AWARD FINALIST

"ARIZONA'S DENTAL DANGERS [2015 - 2016]

Criminal dentists. Deaths. Lax punishments. Weak laws. Secret disciplinary actions. Arizona's system of regulating dentists is broken, puting patients in danger and letting bad dentists operate with impunity. 
Results: New state laws / Greater transparency / Background checks

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