The Daily News in New York, where I worked from 2009 to 2012 covering crime and courts, has issued a statement of findings following a review of my work, which found no factual issues or inconsistencies. Their review statement reads, in part: “From September, 2009 through March, 2012, Kevin Deutsch had 688 bylines in the Daily News. In a highly competitive media environment, the stories raised no red flags."
The full statement from the newspaper is as follows:Read More
I've spent the last few days investigating the death of 22-year-old Binghamton University nursing student Haley Anderson. My latest story on the case can be found here.Read More
My thoughts on Baltimore's GTTF police corruption trial, published in the LA Times and Baltimore Sun
My thoughts on the GTTF corruption trial--and its links to the looting of pharmacies during the 2015 Baltimore riots--were published by both the Los Angeles Times and Baltimore Sun this week. "Pill City" covered key issues and events that arose during the trial. Read about them here or here.Read More
I spent some time in Havana investigating the Cuban sex trade, and found that teenage girls are increasingly entering the illicit industry to meet tourist demand. Read my story here.
"Cory Chase, the adult film actress featured in a porn video that was “liked” by the senator’s Twitter account Monday night, says she’s been inundated with Twitter notifications and messages from fans since her video earned the approval of Cruz’s account. And while Chase said she leans republican, Cruz’s stance on her industry—as Texas solicitor general, he once tried to ban the purchase of sex toys in the state—means she likely won’t be casting a ballot for him should he make another run for president."Read More
For me, journalistic ethics are sacrosanct. They've remained so throughout my fifteen-year criminal justice journalism career—a career I'm extremely proud of. I stand behind every word I've published. None of my work has been found to be inaccurate, nor any story I’ve worked on ever retracted. Newsday’s review confirmed the accuracy of the more than 630 stories I wrote for the paper--stories Newsday is standing behind. There have been no complaints about my work from citizens, government agencies, public officials, or other sources about any of my journalism.Read More
From my latest opinion piece:
"I interviewed more than 300 people for the book, many of them gang members and drug dealers, some of whom threatened me with death for my reporting. More than 60 percent of homicide cases recorded in Baltimore in 2015 remain unsolved; among the people I interviewed were gang members who carried out some of those killings.Read More
On Feb. 25, 2017, The New York Times published an innacurate editor's note about my work. I've twice submitted a letter to the editor (printed below), and contacted the newspaper's public editor, Liz Spayd, in an attempt to have this brief response published in The Times' print or online editions. So far, The Times has not responded to my letter. This, at a time when the paper is publicly boasting of their commitment to free speech and objectivity.Read More
"The most impressive element of this book is that Newsday criminal justice writer Deutsch (The Triangle: A Year on the Ground with New York’s Bloods and Crips, 2014) was able to get behind the technology that hid the identities of the two computer-programming drug dealers from the police, the public, andRead More
Thanks to C-Span for their coverage of the 'Pill City' book launch. Their full segment can be viewed here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?422641-2/kevin-deutsch-discusses-pill-cityRead More