Support Investigative Post’s criminal justice beat

Daniela Porat has written a string of eye-opening stories on problems within the Buffalo Police Department since she joined Investigative Post last August. Her reporting has provided a window into the criminal justice system and prompted a decision to launch a full-blown beat to cover policing, prosecution, the courts and incarceration.

Investigative Post has launched a fundraising campaign to support the beat and is turning to the community for support.

“Investigative reporting is a costly, time-consuming proposition that provides a huge payoff for the community, as our reporting on corruption and environmental problems has demonstrated,” said Jim Heaney, editor of Investigative Post.

“Our intention is to provide in-depth, impactful coverage of how the criminal justice system really works, with an eye on exposing injustices, inequities and abuses.”

The fundraising campaign will appeal to Investigative Post’s stable of donors, members of the legal community and others with an interest in criminal justice.

“A contribution represents an investment to promote a fair, equitable criminal justice system,” Heaney said.

You can find more information and make an online donation at this link.

Investigative Post is a 501 c-3 nonprofit organization, which means donations are tax-deductible. Contributors who donate at least $100 will receive a one-year membership that entitles them to free admission to many Investigative Post events.

Investigative Post distributes its award-winning reporting through its website and media partners, including WGRZ (NBC), WBFO (NPR), The Public and The Capitol Pressroom.