Latest from Radley Balko

When we perpetually — and falsely — tell cops they’re under siege, we shouldn’t be surprised when they act like it.

  • Oct 14, 2019

There's almost no evidence linking Toforest Johnson to the death of William Hardy. But prosecutors kept insisting the impossible.

  • Sep 5, 2019

The critical evidence that could have acquitted Landon Quinn was in his attorneys’ file all along. They just never looked for it.

  • Aug 28, 2019

Our panelists offer achievable, moderately difficult and long-shot policies to reform the forensics system.

  • Aug 26, 2019

Add bird feces to the long list of substances to trigger false positives in drug field tests.

  • Aug 9, 2019

Some analysts say they need critical contextual information from law enforcement officials. But too much information can bias results. Our panel discusses how to find the right balance.

  • Aug 9, 2019

Dueling expert witnesses have resulted in too many wrongful convictions. Is there a better way?

  • Aug 7, 2019

One field is forward thinking, and always changing. The other prioritizes consistency, and looks to the past for guidance.

  • Aug 6, 2019

Rare ruling questions the severity of “dynamic entry” tactics.

  • Jul 30, 2019

Plus: Witness to an execution, when a cop wrongly arrests you, and how race affects personnel decisions at the Columbus (Ohio) police department.

  • Aug 13, 2018
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