What We're ReadingNews that caught our attention or cited the Texas Justice Initiative from across the Lone Star State and beyond.
2021 Was Deadliest Year for Law Enforcement Officers in HistoryPublished on January 11, 2022
A new report from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund found that Covid-19 fatalities were the leading cause of death of law enforcement officers in the U.S. in 2021.
DOJ Can Improve Publication of Use of Force Data and Oversight of Excessive Force AllegationsPublished on December 7, 2021
The nonpartisan U.S. Government Accountability Office analyzed the collection and dissemination of data on law enforcement's use of force and found quite a bit of room for improvement.
Locked Up And Left To DiePublished on November 1, 2021
Reporters Michael Barajas and Sophie Novack report on the Texas Rangers' death investigations for the hundreds of people who've died in Texas jails, revealing, "how Texas' patchwork regulatory system repeatedly fails to ensure safe conditions behind bars."
Some States Are Cloaking Prison COVID DataPublished on October 27, 2021
Stateline reporter Michael Ollove digs into data on COVID-19 in Texas' prisons, and specifically, on the difference between the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's dashboard and TJI's data, which comes from state-mandated custodial death reports.
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