On Sept. 4, 2020, the Mississippi Attorney General dropped all charges against Curtis Flowers. With that, the criminal case of the State of Mississippi v. Curtis Flowers was brought to an end. After 23 years behind bars, six trials and four death sentences, Flowers is a free man.
Less than three months before a presidential election reliant on voting-by-mail, the U.S. Postal Service’s own data shows slow mail delivery in regions that include critical battleground states. Postal performance data analyzed by APM Reports shows that the postal districts serving some large cities in swing states failed to meet the government’s on-time targets for first-class mail, the class of mail widely used to mail out absentee ballots.
An APM Reports investigation has found that a federal transportation grant program is being used much like earmarks once were.
As part of an investigation into Taser effectiveness, APM Reports compiled a database of fatal police shootings that involved a Taser between 2015 and 2017. We reviewed nearly 3,000 shootings nationwide and found 258 in which a Taser had failed to subdue someone before the police shot and killed them. In more than a third of those incidents, the suspect became more aggressive after a Taser was used, indicating that it may have escalated the situation.
His lawyers are filing fresh appeals, and new evidence uncovered by reporters for "In the Dark" could make a difference.
We gathered data on juries in central Mississippi going back 26 years. Analyzing hundreds of trials, we found that prosecutors were more than four times more likely to exclude black jurors.
In 2010, a jury of 11 whites and one African-American convicted Flowers and sentenced him to death. Defense attorneys would later claim the trial essentially had been decided in jury selection. Here's how it went down.
A log of all significant events in the 27-year investigation into the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling.