The U.S. Army has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of detainee abuse in 2003, following a Reveal story that showed a photograph of an Iraqi detainee in a stress position with two smiling soldiers.
Federal air marshals assigned to protect commercial flights across the U.S. were furtively pulled from their assigned flights so they could meet for sexual trysts, get better routes or travel to cities they preferred, current and former employees said.
Former and current air marshals are coming forward to describe a “wheels-up, rings-off” culture rife with adultery, prostitution and other misconduct.
After confidential informant Ernesto Gamboa helped federal prosecutors secure nearly 100 convictions, ICE moved to deport him. In this episode of "The Investigators," CIR reporter Andrew Becker describes the predicament that some foreigners face while working for the U.S. government. Part 1: Confidential Informants in Limbo Part 2: The Case of Ernesto Gamboa
California Watch’s report on homeland security appeared in more than 30 California media outlets with an estimated daily newspaper circulation of 1.8 million and over 27 Web sites with an estimated total of more than14 million monthly unique visitors. Many newspapers carried the story on their front pages. KGO TV in San Francisco also carried
It seemed impossible that John C. Mattman could fail. But a mere seven months after his company went public in 2006 and began selling shares boasting that its success was assured, the unthinkable happened. By the end of that year, Mattman had just $200 in a personal bank account and $2.3 million in outstanding claims
Inspectores estatales identificaron más de 15 millones de dólares en gastos cuestionables provenientes de subsidios para seguridad nacional gastados en California, concluyó una investigación realizada por California Watch. Haciendo uso de las leyes de registros abiertos del estado, la unidad investigadora iniciada este año por la organización sin fines de lucro Centro para Informes de
Police watch protestors at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Republican National Convention was scheduled to begin Sept. 1 in St. Paul last year. With just days left on Aug. 26, a pair of videographers from New York who film street protests wandered around downtown Minneapolis lost and looking for a
A screenshot from the amateur video producedby the RNC Welcoming Committee. The spying began late in the summer of 2007, after police in St. Paul discovered an amateur video online. It showed youths dressed in black, their faces covered with dark bandanas, tossing home-made fire bombs and seeming to prepare for an assault. The group
Initially created with the promise to help fight terror at the local level, the majority of fusion centers across the United States since have shifted to a general crime-busting mission, partly to justify their annual operating budgets as state lawmakers face greater fiscal pressures due to a wilting economy. Robust political support for them proliferated
The Center for Investigative Reporting sought to examine documents from fusion centers in both Denver and St. Paul to better understand what roles they played in the security preparations for last year’s Democratic and Republican national conventions. But authorities in Colorado refused a public-records request sent by CIR. The Colorado Information Analysis Center is run
Police pointed to this video among other things as evidence that political activists were planning to cause major disturbances at the September 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. In affidavits, they said the amateur movie depicted "significant property damage" and "violence toward law enforcement." Original video produced by the RNC Welcoming