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KXAN Investigation Uncovers Police Loophole

Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 4/22/2018

Nexstar’s NBC affiliate KXAN-TV Austin produced a five-part investigative series, “Denied,” on a loophole in Texas law allowing police to withhold crucial information when a person dies in custody. KXAN began investigating after a police department denied KXAN reporters access to video captured during a high-profile in-custody death. KXAN’s series features interviews with families and explores the efforts to close the legal loophole without hindering active police investigations. “Denied” launched April 22 on Facebook and KXAN.com and broadcast on KXAN at 10 p.m. on April 26 and 27.

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