My latest article for Bronx Justice News: City Settles Suit After Video Allegedly Caught NYPD Officer Dragging Student Off Bus By Her Hair, Slamming Head Against Concrete

"The city has settled a federal lawsuit accusing an NYPD Officer of dragging a Bronx tenth-grader off of a bus by her hair and slamming her head against the concrete – all in an arrest captured on video, court records show.
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My Latest Exclusive for Bronx Justice News: Bronx DA Signals Support For Criminal Justice Reforms

Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark this weekend signaled her support for progressive, statewide criminal justice reform, exclusively telling Bronx Justice News that changes to the current system are “inevitable.” 

“My experiences as a prosecutor and a judge give me unique perspectives on the need for bail, discovery and speedy trial reforms and oversight,” said Clark, the first African-American woman to be elected District Attorney in New York State. “The question is not if but how we implement the reforms.”

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Update to Yesterday's Exclusive: FBI Says 3 DNA Labs Reported CODIS Software Glitch; Inaccurate Genetic Information Displayed Due To “Synchronization Issue”

"The FBI says a software update to its national DNA database caused incorrect genetic information to display at a handful of local crime labs, but that no offenders were misidentified as a result.

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My Latest Story: FBI Software Glitch Causing Incorrect DNA Information To Display On Crime Lab Computers

State DNA scientists have discovered a software glitch the FBI’s national DNA database—an error officials say led to the display incorrect information for at least two genetic profiles in state cases, and which may be impacting cases across the country, Bronx Justice News has learned.

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Bronx Backlog Nightmare: Seven Years After Their Arrests, Two Men Are Still Locked Up Awaiting Trial

I started covering the backlog of felonies in Bronx Courts seven years ago. Today, I penned another story on this important issue, which still plagues the borough's justice system.

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My Latest Story: NYPD Plans To Use Controversial “Rapid DNA” Technology As Early As 2019

My exclusive article for Bronx Justice News reveals that the NYPD plans to begin using Rapid DNA—a controversial technology that provides near-instantaneous test results on human genetic samples without the need for scientific supervision—as early as this year.

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New Year, New Job at Bronx Justice News

2019 is shaping up to be a great year, and I want to thank everyone who's supported my books, journalism, podcast and film development projects in recent months.

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"A Dark Turn" With Kevin Deutsch welcomes Pulitzer Prize Winner Edward Humes


Our guest this week is Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and true crime author Edward Humes. His fourteen previous books include Garbology, Mississippi Mud, and the PEN Award-winning No Matter How Loud I Shout. His new book is Burned: A Story of Murder and the Crime That Wasn't. It asks whether a monstrous killer was brought to justice, or an innocent mother condemned?

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"A Dark Turn" with Kevin Deutsch: Guest Cindy Brown, Ex-Wife of Tampa Serial Killer Bobby Joe Long

Our guest this week is the domestic violence awareness advocate Cindy Brown, who was married to serial killer and so called Classified Ad Rapist Bobby Joe Long before he began an infamous murder spree that claimed the lives of ten women across a seven month span in Tampa, Florida. Cindy and Bobby married in 1978 and had two children together. Their marriage began happily, but by its end Bobby was inflicting life threatening beatings on his wife.

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"A Dark Turn" with Kevin Deutsch: The Girls Are Gone

“A Dark Turn” with Kevin Deutsch welcomes Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann, authors of the new true crime book “The Girls Are Gone.” On the evening of April 19, 2013, Samantha and Gianna Rucki disappeared. Two of five children born to David Rucki and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, the teenage sisters vanished in the midst of their parents’ divorce. The girls’ father, David Rucki, worked tirelessly with law enforcement to search day and night for his two missing daughters, following every lead while raising three remaining children at home.

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