Sarah Childress

Series Senior Editor

New Clues Emerge On How Ebola Spread through West Africa
A New York Times investigation finds that the start of Ebola's spread in West Africa may stretch back earlier than officials have said.
May 5, 2015
What Does It Take for the Feds to Investigate a Police Department?
Representatives from several civil-rights groups in Boston have united to file a petition to the Justice Department, hoping to persuade the federal government to launch an investigation into the Boston Police Department.
May 4, 2015
Has the Justice Department Found a New Town that Preys on Its Poor?
The Justice Department is investigating police departments in a small Louisiana town for improper detentions. But local residents say that's not the only problem.
April 27, 2015
Why the U.S. Doesn't Always Know Who It's Killing in Drone Strikes
The U.S. has broken drone strikes into two categories: One where officials identify a specific individual to kill, and another where they don't.
April 23, 2015
As Attorney General, How Will Loretta Lynch Police the Police?
As a U.S. attorney, Lynch tried to compel two police departments to reform — with mixed results.
April 23, 2015
In Yemen, Everyday Life Goes from Bad to Worse
Yemen may be a regional conflict now, but the problems that started it were homegrown.
April 7, 2015
What We Still Don’t Understand about Military Suicides
Active-duty suicides increased again last year, but it’s not simply because soldiers are going off to war.
April 3, 2015
Justice Department Probes Another "School-to-Prison Pipeline"
In Texas, skipping school is a crime. Now, the Department of Justice is investigating whether Dallas County in Texas unfairly punishes certain kids for missing school.
April 1, 2015
Texas Bar Charges Willingham Prosecutor with Misconduct
It's another blow to a case that may have led to the execution of an innocent man.
March 18, 2015
Top NFL Rookie to Retire, Citing Concussion Risk
Chris Borland, a rookie linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, said that while he's in good health now, he's concerned about his future.
March 18, 2015
After Riot, Feds End Contract for Private Texas Prison
This is the second time that Management and Training Corp. has lost a contract to run the facility at Willacy, amid allegations of poor conditions or treatment of detainees.
March 17, 2015
How the DOJ Reforms a Police Department Like Ferguson
Ferguson's investigation stems from a law passed after the 1991 police beating of Rodney King, another unarmed black man.
March 4, 2015