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Best Investigative Journalist: Catherine Rentz, Baltimore Sun

Best Investigative Journalist: Catherine Rentz, Baltimore Sun

Just days before the Justice Department released its scathing indictment of the police force, Baltimore Sun reporter Catherine Rentz penned a 6,000-word investigative story chronicling the BPD’s failure to investigate excessive force complaints—and news junkies across the city read every word. Headlined “A Rare Look Inside Baltimore Police Department’s Internal Affairs,” Rentz mapped out in exquisite detail how police investigators routinely wait months to interview crucial witnesses, process complaints at a snail’s pace, and take more than a year to rule on some cases. And when police internal affairs makes a decision, investigators rarely find...

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