The public used to know when and how police guns turned up in crimes. But in 2003, Congress passed a law prohibiting the release of trace information.
Reveal Investigative Fellow, 2016-17
Alain Stephens is a reporter for the “Texas Standard,” a statewide radio news show aired from KUT in Austin. Stephens served in the U.S. Coast Guard and Air Force and spent time as a police officer in North Texas before making the switch to journalism. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, focused on law enforcement. When he’s not digging up stories, he spends most of his free time reading comic books and watching YouTube.
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