Almost a half-million people have sought refuge from the drug violence racking the Mexican border metropolis of Juarez, according to a newspaper analysis.
Four reporters recognized for their investigative reporting on Bailey’s murder case.
CIR/FRONTLINE doc Justice for Sale (1999) featured on Bill Moyers Journal.
Come meet members of the California Watch leadership team and other media professionals this Friday at noon at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco
Starting in the fall of 2008, the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Center for Public Integrity fielded a team of reporters to examine how effectively governments at all levels had managed money and programs dedicated to homeland security. The result was a series of stories – and an interactive map – that have been […]
Sunday’s DUI checkpoint story served as a good example of our hectic, intense workflow. Here’s our day-by-day breakdown.
CIR’s Andrew Becker will speak on Feb. 17 in Berkeley on a panel of journalists who have covered Mexico discuss their work and their observations
Ernesto Gamboa, a native of El Salvador, spent more than a decade as an undercover informant for narcotics police, helping U.S. federal prosecutors secure nearly 100 convictions. Last summer, days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced a major bust it made with Gamboa’s help, agents moved to deport him. >> Listen to the full story […]
Retired narcotics agent Tom Padukiewicz worked undercover with confidential informant Ernesto Gamboa for thirteen years—busting drug dealers across Washington State. In separate interviews with the Center for Investigative Reporting, the two describe a meth deal that almost went wrong. Informant by CIR
Confidential informants who don’t have legal immigrant status have been led to believe that federal agencies would help them get U.S. residency in exchange for their assistance in undercover investigations, only to have the implied or explicit promises broken. CIR’s Andrew Becker reports for the Los Angeles Times. >> Read the full story in the […]