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FCIR Awarded New Grant

For the fifth consecutive year, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting has received a grant from the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

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New York Times: Florida Police Aren’t Being Prosecuted For Deadly Force

The New York Times reported last week that the state of Florida is not prosecuting police when they use lethal force. In fact, according to the Times, “in the past 20 years, not a single officer in Florida has been charged with using deadly force.”

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The Miami Herald Uncovers Secret Governor’s Mansion Project

Mary Ellen Klas of The Miami Herald has revealed another round of documents that shows Gov. Rick Scott’s office routinely used private email accounts, thus skirting the state’s public records laws. This time there’s a paper trail showing Scott’s people took a project out of the public eye.

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Treasure Coast Newspaper Delves Into Scott’s Environmental Record

A Scripps-owned newspaper covering Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties published an in-depth look at Gov. Rick Scott’s environmental record during the past few years. The report looks at the effect of deregulation on the state’s ecology.

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Media Organizations File Amicus Brief In Public Records Case

Fourteen media organizations have filed an amicus brief backing the Brevard County Clerk in a case regarding whether a local public/private economic development agency’s documents are subject to the state’s public records laws.

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Miami Herald: DCF Hid 30 Child Deaths Reports During Investigation

According to The Miami Herald, a branch of the Florida Department of Children and Families began hiding a paper trial of 30 children’s deaths when the newspaper started reporting on the agency’s failures to prevent hundreds of deaths of children it was monitoring.

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Miami Herald: Allegations Of Abuse Of Mentally-Ill In Florida Prison

A new investigative report from The Miami Herald this week profiles a prison in Miami-Dade County where employees have been accused of abusing mentally-ill inmates for “sport.”

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New York Times: Law Enforcement Bungled The Jameis Winston Rape Case

This week, The New York Times published its investigation into how local law enforcement and university officials failed to properly investigate an alleged rape case involving Florida State University’s quarterback, Jameis Winston.

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Florida Legislature Chips Away At Government Transparency

As this year’s Legislative session nears an end, there are a handful of bills making their way through both chambers that could expand public record loopholes. Already, one bill has passed.

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Tampa Bay Times Wins Pulitzer Prize For Local Reporting

Florida’s largest newspaper won its 10th Pulitzer Prize on Monday.

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