He’d Waited Decades to Argue His Innocence. Nobody Knew She Suffered from Alzheimer’s.

“Nelson Cruz’s family was so sure Judge ShawnDya Simpson would free him, they brought a change of clothes to his hearing. Then everything took an unexpected turn. Can justice ever be sorted out?”

Author: Joe Sexton
Source: ProPublica
Published: Oct 12, 2020
Length: 51 minutes (12,948 words)

The Wrong Goodbye

On July 29th, 2018, the family of Frederick Williams said a tearful goodbye as a man was taken off life support following a suspected drug overdose at St. Barnabas, a facility run by Hospice of New York. It wasn’t until the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, as part of routine procedures, ran fingerprint tests and discovered a grave error.

Source: ProPublica
Published: Oct 31, 2019
Length: 30 minutes (7,659 words)

‘I Don’t Want to Shoot You, Brother’

Officer Stephen Mader chose not to shoot R.J. Williams, choosing instead to de-escalate. He was right — Williams’ gun wasn’t loaded, so he was never a real threat — but another office on the scene shot him anyway. And then Mader got fired.

Author: Joe Sexton
Source: ProPublica
Published: Nov 29, 2018
Length: 53 minutes (13,431 words)