The announcement follows the department’s release of the full findings of a review prompted by an investigation by Newsy, Reveal and ProPublica.
Bernice Yeung is a reporter for Reveal, covering race and gender. Her work examines issues related to violence against women, labor and employment, immigration, and environmental health. Yeung was part of the national Emmy-nominated Rape in the Fields reporting team, which investigated the sexual assault of immigrant farmworkers. The project won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Yeung also was the lead reporter for the national Emmy-nominated Rape on the Night Shift team, which examined sexual violence against female janitors. That work won an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for investigative journalism, and the Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. Those projects led to her first book in 2018, “In a Day's Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America's Most Vulnerable Workers.”
A former staff writer for SF Weekly and editor at California Lawyer magazine, Yeung has had her work appear in a variety of media outlets, including The New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Guardian and PBS FRONTLINE. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master's degree from Fordham University, where she studied sociology with a focus on crime and justice. She was a 2015-16 Knight-Wallace fellow at the University of Michigan, where she explored ways journalists can use social science survey methods in their reporting. Yeung is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.
The police department will retrain its nearly 300 investigators following an investigation by Newsy, Reveal and ProPublica.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler says the issue is “worthy of immediate attention” in the wake of an investigation by Newsy, Reveal and ProPublica.
In response to a Newsy, Reveal and ProPublica investigation, the bureau is expected to change reporting rules and require police to disclose cases.
Dozens of departments are making it appear as though they have solved a significant share of their rape cases when they simply have closed them.
The case also highlights the concerns that come with the long-term detention of children, a major component of President Trump’s executive order to en
A new survey of judges, prosecutors, law enforcement and advocates suggests immigrant victims are less willing to report crimes or go to court.
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