ProPublica chose a project I pitched for a partnership through their Local Reporting Network. Here are the stories we published together:

How Criminal Cops Often Avoid Jail

I showed how cops criminally accused of “official misconduct” for sexual misdeeds and violence on the job avoided the jail time called for by law.

How the Police Bank Millions Through Their Union Contracts

We showed how police unions packed their contracts with pricey perks like payouts for unused sick time, access to lucrative “extra duty” assignments and, in one town, golden badges at retirement.

“The Ball Was Dropped by All”: How Cops Got More Than $400,000 in Unlawful Sick Day Payouts

We identified 25 towns that paid police officers for their unused sick days in a way deemed unlawful by New Jersey’s acting state comptroller.

I Cover Cops as an Investigative Reporter. Here Are Five Ways You Can Start Holding Your Department Accountable.

Following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, we published a guide for citizens to scrutinize their local police department.

Tell Us About Police Misconduct in New Jersey

We kicked off the year by asking for input about what we should be reporting on.